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Sharp rise in air traffic due to international flights and increased departures

2013-04-23, kl. 15:26

Non-stop flights to London and Tokyo as well as flights to Copenhagen contribute to increase in travel to and from Kiruna Airport.

The number of passengers at Kiruna Airport increased 17 per cent from January to March this year compared to the same period in 2012. This is due to a number of positive developments, including growing interest in Kiruna from other countries in the form of charter flights from London with SAS and Transun as well as charter flights from Tokyo with SAS for the tour operator Tumlare.

Non-stop service to Copenhagen and more departures to Stockholm Arlanda

Other factors contributing to the increase in travel are non-stop service to Copenhagen through April, SAS’s move to meet growing demand for more flights between Kiruna and Stockholm Arlanda during the winter season, and Malmfältsflyg’s two return flights a day since January from Monday to Friday on the Kiruna – Gällivare – Luleå route.

“Of course, the increased pressure is positive, and the greater need for employees has meant a reinforcement in staff resources with both borrowed and new staff members,” says airport director Peter Salomonsson.

Based on the current traffic picture, Kiruna Airport is headed for an all-time high if the trend holds. During the week of Midsummer (which falls on June 22), Turkietresor is launching non-stop service to Turkey, an investment that further opens up Kiruna Airport to the world.