Kiruna’s airspace is attractive
Kiruna Airport, situated far north of the polar circle, is Sweden’s northernmost airport.
The airport’s location in northern Sweden means that there is ample free airspace around the airport, which is greatly appreciated by both companies and researchers that come to Kiruna to conduct research and test products in the extreme climate there. For instance, NASA, the US space agency, has conducted ozone research many times in the town. Boeing and Airbus have cold-tested their aircraft while the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, has conducted research there.
An important part of the town
Kiruna Airport was inaugurated in 1960. The town’s geographical location means that residents and businesses are dependent on good transport, which is where the airport enters the picture. In recent years, the airport has become increasingly important given the increase in business development, tourism and research facilities in the area. Mining operations, space research, magnificent nature, the northern lights and perhaps above all the Icehotel attract people from all around the world.
Facts about the airport
Number of passengers 2018
Number of destinations
Terminal floor space
2,500 square metres
Size of runway
2,500 metres x 45 metres
Total number of employees at the airport
Number of companies at the airport
Travel time to the centre
WebTrak is a tool for people who want to know more about different flights. Please note that WebTrak shows flights with a 5-hour delay.
The tool shows the flight path and other available information for each aircraft. The aircraft are colour-coded to show whether they are arriving or departing. By entering your own address, you can get information, for example, about what flights flew near your home. If you would like to see earlier flights, you can select the date and time and then see a recording of flights hour by hour as well as choose to accelerate the display.
New in WebTrak
You can now track the noise level of flights that fly past measurement stations close to the airports. Swedavia already has noise measurement stations in the vicinity of Arlanda and Bromma in order to measure and analyse aviation noise. These can now be seen in WebTrak and show the noise levels measured at each station.
Elevation data in WebTrak
In WebTrak, elevation above sea level is given. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is 42 metres above sea level.