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More than 1 million passengers for the fifth straight year

2016-01-07, kl. 15:08

This is the fifth year in a row that Luleå Airport has passed the 1 million passenger mark. The trend of increased travel from Luleå Airport continues. In November, 102,001 people flew to or from the airport, which is a 7 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Both domestic and international traffic saw growth.

The total increase for the period January–November was 3 per cent, and there have been 1,090,091 passengers so far this year compared to 2014, when the figure was 1,054,440.  

“We have had very strong growth in the region, a contributing factor in our passing the million passenger mark for the fifth straight year, which is extremely gratifying. Both domestic and international traffic are on the rise, and we are working together with the region for continued development,” says Ann-Christin Viklund, airport director at Luleå Airport.

There were a total of 3,671 international passengers in November, which is a 4 per cent increase compared to the same month last year, when 3,532 people flew internationally via the airport. During the period January–November, a total of 104,605 international passengers flew via Luleå Airport.  

The number of domestic passengers was up 7 per cent in November compared to the same month last year, an increase from 91,542 to 98,330 passengers. For the period January–November 2015, domestic travel rose 3 per cent, an increase from 954,517 to 985,486 passengers.