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Continued growth in air travel from Luleå Airport

2015-04-09, kl. 09:45

The number of passengers flying to and from Luleå Airport continues to rise. Figures for January–March show 2 per cent more passengers than for the same period last year.

During the first quarter of 2015, 263,711 passengers flew to or from Luleå Airport, compared to 257,580 passengers for the same period last year.

Domestic traffic was up 2 per cent (to 246,113 passengers), while international traffic was up 7 per cent (to 17,598 passengers).

Air travel is a time-effective, comfortable and reliable transport mode, and it is clear that access is important to Sweden’s northern region of Norrbotten. Beginning April 8, SAS will increase the number of departures between Luleå Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport to five a week. This investment is in response to the great demand for flights between the two regions. The possibility of flying non-stop to the sun and heat is also greatly appreciated, which the numbers bear out.

“Air travel continues to grow. We see that the demand for flights to and from the region’s airport is increasing. This also shows the importance of our role in the region and confirms that our work to develop both the airport and our offering of flights is justified. On May 18, the new international between Helsinki and Luleå Airport will be launched. With daily departures during the warmer six months of the year, access between northern Sweden and Finland is strengthened,” says Ann-Christin Viklund, airport director.

In March, 96,460 passengers flew to or from Luleå Airport, which is essentially unchanged compared to last year’s figure, 96,020. Domestic traffic fell from 90,078 to 90,041 passengers, which is explained by the pilot strike at Norwegian Air Shuttle. International traffic was up 8 per cent, from 5,942 to 6,419 passengers.