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Airport Luleå (Sweden)

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Luleå Airport
Airport typeMilitary/Public
LocationLuleå, Sweden
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Elevation AMSL65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates65°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
Location within Norrbotten
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 10,990 3,350 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers total1,177,443
International passengers108,043
Domestic passengers1,069,400
Landings total6,789
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 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

Aegean AirlinesSeasonal charter: Chania[4]
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya[5]
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria[6]
Norwegian Air ShuttleStockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[6] Chania,[6] Kos,[6] Larnaca,[6] Palma de Mallorca,[6] Rhodes[6]
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda, Gothenburg[7]
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Fuerteventura, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos
Scandjet Seasonal charter: Split, Zadar
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Rhodes
Amapola Flyg Umeå[8]


Busiest routes to and from Luleå Airport (2018)[9]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
1  Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda 1,071,912 0.7
2  Sweden, Gothenburg 28,610 9.1
3  Spain, Gran Canaria 17,608 5.9
4  Greece, Rhodes 15,172 1.2
5  Greece, Chania 11,554 26.7
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Luleå Airport (2018)
Rank Country Passengers Change
1  Greece 34,367 8.6%
2  Spain 25,972 23.7%
3  Turkey 7,787 179.4%
4  Cyprus 7,767 1.2%
5  Croatia 5,535 49.8%

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. ^ "Flight". apollo.se.
  5. ^ "Flight". ving.se.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Only Flight". tui.se.
  7. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/10/08/sk-llaume-dec14/
  8. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links

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