Storuman Airport

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Storuman Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorStoruman Municipality
LocationStoruman
Elevation AMSL915 ft / 279 m
Coordinates64°57′39″N 017°41′47″E / 64.96083°N 17.69639°E / 64.96083; 17.69639Coordinates: 64°57′39″N 017°41′47″E / 64.96083°N 17.69639°E / 64.96083; 17.69639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 7,490 2,283 Asphalt
Statistics
Passengers (2009)9 346

Storuman Airport (IATA: SQO, ICAO: ESUD) is an airport about 35 km east of Storuman, Sweden, in the small village of Gunnarn. It had 12,753 passengers in 2006 but since June 2010 there is no scheduled traffic anymore.

History[edit]

It was built as a military airbase (called Gunnarn), hence the relatively long runway. Scheduled passenger traffic began in 1993.

The government and the relevant authority decided not to support the traffic financially from autumn 2008. The reason is that the Vilhelmina Airport is located only 75 km from Storuman centre. Air traffic cannot continue without public financial support. The municipality thought it was important to have its own airport so it financed an operator itself from 2009. On 18 January 2010, Storuman Municipality decided to stop supporting the air traffic and to end the agreement with Avion Express.[1] Traffic continued with only one flight per day until June 2010 when all scheduled traffic ended.

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