Skellefteå Airport

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Skellefteå Airport
Skellefteå flygplats
Skelleftea Airport.jpg
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Airport type Public
Operator Skellefteå Municipality
Serves Skellefteå, Sweden
Elevation AMSL 157 ft / 48 m
Coordinates 64°37′29″N 21°04′37″E / 64.62472°N 21.07694°E / 64.62472; 21.07694Coordinates: 64°37′29″N 21°04′37″E / 64.62472°N 21.07694°E / 64.62472; 21.07694
SFT is located in Sweden
Location within Sweden
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 6,890 2,100 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers total 280,926
International passengers 15,592
Domestic passengers 265,334
Statistics: Swedish Transport Agency[1][2]

Skellefteå Airport (IATA: SFTICAO: ESNS), is located about 17 km from Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden.

Skellefteå Airport is ranked as one of 10 largest airports in Sweden in terms of domestic flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Rhodes
Croatia Airlines Seasonal charter: Split
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda (begins 26 March 2017)[3]
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda

Witch prank[edit]

Just before the Easter in March 2016, the airport gained notability for issuing a warning to witches flying south to Blockula during the holiday, not to enter the airport's airspace since they risked colliding with aircraft. Instructions for witches on how to submit proper flight plans were included in the warning.[4] According to old Swedish folklore, witches (påskkärringar) fly on their broomstick to Blockula during Easter, accompanied by their familiars, usually cats. Metrologist Åsa Rasmussen added a recommendation to let the cat stay at home, since the weather forecast predicted heavy snowfall.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Passagerarfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Landningsfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Norwegian adds Stockholm - Skellefteå service in S17". routesonline. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Lindberg, Joel (25 March 2016). "Skellefteå airports varning: "Snälla undvik vårt luftrum"" [Skellefteå Airport's warning: "Please avoid our airspace"]. Västerbottens-Kuriren. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Assmundsson, Mikael (24 March 2016). "Varningen: Kan bli trångt i luftrummet" [Warning: Airspace can get crowded]. Sveriges Television. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 

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