Luleå Airport

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Luleå Airport
Luleå airport entrance.jpg
Airport typeMilitary/public
LocationLuleå, Sweden
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Elevation AMSL65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates65°32′37″N 022°07′19″E / 65.54361°N 22.12194°E / 65.54361; 22.12194Coordinates: 65°32′37″N 022°07′19″E / 65.54361°N 22.12194°E / 65.54361; 22.12194
LLA is located in Norrbotten
Location within Norrbotten
LLA is located in Sweden
LLA (Sweden)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 10,990 3,350 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers total1,177443
International passengers108,043
Domestic passengers1069400
Landings total6,789
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

Luleå Airport (IATA: LLA, ICAO: ESPA) is located about 7 km (4.3 mi) south-southeast of Luleå, Sweden, near the village of Kallax. The airport had a total of 1,177,443 passengers in 2015,[1] and is thus Sweden's fifth largest airport. It is the largest airport in northern Sweden (Norrland). The runway is also used by the Norrbotten Air Force Wing (F 21).


The airport began as the military airfield Norrbotten Air Force Wing (F 21) in 1941 and later opened up to civilian traffic to Stockholm on September 11, 1944.[2] Winter operations began in 1948 when a hangar was built and runway lights were operational. International tourist charters started in 1969. The present terminal building was opened in 1984. The number of passengers increased a lot in the 1980s and then decreased much in the 1990s, both here and in all of Sweden, reached one million at Luleå in 1991, a figure which was reached again 2011. The passenger figures have still been fairly steady at Luleå since other transport modes and other airports are less attractive when going to Luleå. In 1999 the runway at Luleå Airport was extended to 3,350 meters for cargo flights, but that has not led to an increase in traffic; the airport authority attributes the lack of growth to the economy.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aegean AirlinesSeasonal charter: Chania,[4] Rhodes
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya[5]
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya[6]
Norwegian Air ShuttleStockholm–Arlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Gothenburg,[7] Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: London–Heathrow (begins 17 December 2021)[8]
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Fuerteventura, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos
Sunclass Airlines Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Rhodes
TUI fly Nordic[9] Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria


Amapola Flyg Umeå[10]


See source Wikidata query and sources.

Busiest routes to and from Luleå Airport (2019)[11]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
1  Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda 1,045,986 Decrease 2.4
2  Sweden, Gothenburg 22,044 Decrease 23.0
3  Spain, Gran Canaria 17,908 Increase 1.7
4  Greece, Rhodes 16,132 Increase 6.3
5  Greece, Chania 10,061 Decrease 12.9
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Luleå Airport (2019)
Rank Country Passengers Change
1  Greece 34,901 Increase1.6%
2  Spain 26,699 Increase2.8%
3  Turkey 8,842 Increase13.5%
4  Cyprus 8,679 Increase11.7%
5  Thailand 3,824 Increase23.0%
Traffic by calendar year[12]
Year Passenger volume Change Domestic Change International Change
2019 1,162,424 Decrease03.3% 1,071,783 Decrease03.5% 90,641 Decrease00.8%
2018 1,201,623 1,110,297 91,326

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ Historik Archived 2014-08-23 at the Wayback Machine (Swedish)
  3. ^ "About the airport". Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  4. ^ "Flight".
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Flight".
  7. ^
  8. ^ "SAS starts new route from Luleå to London - SAS".
  9. ^ "Only Flight".
  10. ^ "Live Flight Tracker - Real-Time Flight Tracker Map".
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Flygplatsstatistik". Transportstyrelsen. Retrieved 17 February 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Luleå Airport at Wikimedia Commons