2013-01-08, kl. 10:24
2013 will be another exciting year for the airport. A refurbishment is underway and is expected to be completed in December. Swedavia and its co-financiers are investing 105.8 million Swedish kronor to modernise the airport and offer higher and better capacity and quality for domestic and international connections. This investment is a milestone in the development of the airport.
“We have had a fantastic year,” is the conclusion of airport director Ann-Christin Viklund. “The number of passengers flying to and from Luleå Airport continues to rise. Luleå Airport has had sharp passenger growth, with the airport passing the million passenger mark as early as November. The airport is important for the region’s inhabitants, development and growth. We are a meeting place that brings people and businesses closer to one another.”
Another addition to the charter flights on offer in 2013 is Split, Croatia, which was warmly received by people living in northern Sweden. There will also be more departures to Rhodes, Crete, Cyprus, Mallorca and Turkey. Also new for this year are non-stop flights to Mila on the western coast of Turkey, from which people can travel on to Bodrum and Marmaris.
“We now have a total of six destinations in the Mediterranean, which is clear proof of our leading role in the region. We are very pleased with the introduction of direct departures to the Dominican Republic in January and Cancun in November. This service strengthens our position in the region and makes travel easier for all residents,” Ms Viklund concludes.
A total of 1,087,336 passengers flew to and from Luleå Airport in 2012, which is a 1.9 per cent increase over 2011, when the figure was 1,066,839. The number of international passengers was up 6.4 per cent, from 74,240 passengers (2011) to 79,008 (2012). Domestic traffic increased 1.6 per cent, from 992,599 passengers (2011) to 1,008,328 (2012).