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Airport Luleå (Sweden)

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Luleå Airport
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Swedavia
Location Luleå, Sweden
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Elevation AMSL 65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 65°3237N 022°0719E / 65.54361°N 22.12194°E / 65.54361; 22.12194Coordinates: 65°3237N 022°0719E / 65.54361°N 22.12194°E / 65.54361; 22.12194
Website www.swedavia.com/lulea/
Location within Norrbotten
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 10,990 3,350 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers total 1,177,443
International passengers 108,043
Domestic passengers 1,069,400
Landings total 6,789
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

Luleå Airport (IATA: LLA, ICAO: ESPA) is located about 7 km 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 F 21 Luleå air force base.


The airport began as the military airfield F 21 Luleå 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

Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania, Rhodes
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Tenerife-South
JonairPajala (PSO)
Norwegian Air ShuttleStockholm-Arlanda
Onur Air Seasonal charter: Bodrum
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda, Gothenburg[4]
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Fuerteventura, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos
Scandjet Seasonal charter: Split, Zadar
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya, Izmir
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Rhodes
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal charter: Cancun, Phu Quoc, Puerto Plata
Amapola Flyg Umeå[5]


Busiest routes to and from Luleå Airport (2017)[6]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
1  Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda 1,064,494 0.3
2  Sweden, Gothenburg 31,476 17.1
3  Spain, Gran Canaria 18,706 4.3
4  Greece, Chania 15,773 29.2
5  Greece, Rhodes 15,363 7.2
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Luleå Airport (2017)
Rank Country Passengers Change
1  Spain 34,040 23.0%
2  Greece 31,646 10.0%
3  Cyprus 7,861 5.6%
3  Croatia 3,695 3.0%
3  Thailand 3,408 248.8%

See also


  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". www.swedavia.com. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  4. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/10/08/sk-llaume-dec14/
  5. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-17.

External links

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