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Kittilä Airport (IATA: KTT, ICAO: EFKT), Finnish: Kittilän lentoasema, is a Finnish airport located in Kittilä inside the Arctic Circle. It handles general aviation and mostly seasonal international traffic and is one of the main airports in Northern Finland. It carried 325,160 passengers in 2017 being the fourth busiest airport in Finland.[4]

Kittilä Airport

Kittilän lentoasema
Kittilä airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFinavia
ServesKittilä, Finland
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Elevation AMSL644 ft / 196 m
Coordinates67°41′55″N 024°50′53″E / 67.69861°N 24.84806°E / 67.69861; 24.84806Coordinates: 67°41′55″N 024°50′53″E / 67.69861°N 24.84806°E / 67.69861; 24.84806
Websitefinavia.fi
Map
KTT is located in Finland
KTT
KTT
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers325,160[1]
Passenger change 16–17Increase 26.3%
Landings1,598[2]
Source: AIP Finland[3]

Contents

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

 
Apron view
4 busiest routes by passengers handled:[10]
Rank Airport Passengers
(2015)
Operators
1.   Helsinki, Finland
  109,855
Finnair, Nordic Regional Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines
2.   Ivalo, Finland
  30,911
Finnair
3.   London–Gatwick, United Kingdom
  18,970
easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines
4.   Manchester, United Kingdom
  18,093
Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines

PassengersEdit

Annual passenger statistics for Kittilä Airport[11][12]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
1983 1,821
1985 280
1990 21,103
1995 76,002
1998 115,651 12,247 127,898
1999 110,128 17,808 127,936 +0,0%  
2000 143,627 26,455 170,082 +32,9%  
2001 145,757 35,781 181,538 +6,7%  
2002 146,408 51,083 197,491 +8,8%  
2003 144,482 69,300 213,782 +8,2%  
2004 161,854 77,109 238,963 +11,8%  
2005 155,008 73,513 228,521 −4.4%  
2006 153,264 91,820 245,084 +7.2%  
2007 145,675 96,291 241,966 −1.3% 
2008 164,136 101,259 265,395 +9.7%  
2009 165,926 79,387 245,313 −7.6%  
2010 142,197 72,179 214,376 −12.6%  
2011 167,484 71,054 238,538 +11.3%  
2012 186 184 77 202 263 386 +10.4%  
2013 157 465 79 757 237 222 −9.9%  
2014 153 011 81 722 234 733 −1.0%  
2015 140 831 85 988 226 819 −3.4%  
2016 148,274 109,263 257,537 +13.5%  
2017 183,952 141,101 325,053 +26.2%  
2018 208,835 145,726 354,561 +9.1%  

CargoEdit

Handled freight and mail at Kittilä Airport in tons[13]
Year Domestic freight Domestic mail International freight International mail Total freight and mail Change
2005 25 0 0 0 25 −7%  
2006 26 1 0 0 27 +8%  
2007 14 0 0 0 14 −48%  
2008 13 0 0 0 13 −7%  
2009 11 0 0 0 11 −15%  

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • On 27 July 2006, a fire broke out around 19:00 between the old terminal building and the new unfinished section of the new terminal. The airport was ready and operational again in December 2006, with the new terminal open.[14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Landings-fi_0.pdf
  3. ^ "EFKT Kittilä" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Vantaa: Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFKT AD 2.1, 1–12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  4. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf
  5. ^ "Visit Santa". visitsanta.ie.
  6. ^ "ASL Airlines France - Planes for People". ASL Airlines France. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b "News - Finnair". company.finnair.com. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Lufthansa Adds Winter Munich – Kittila Service from Dec 2015". airlineroute. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  10. ^ "Database - Eurostat". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  11. ^ Alakulppi, Jaakko (2006). Lapin ilmailuhistoria II. Jälleenrakentamisesta 1945 Lapin lentomatkailuun ja Hornet-kauteen 2001 [The Aviation History of Lapland, part II. From Reconstruction in 1945 to Air Tourism and Hornet Era in 2001]. Lapin maakuntamuseon julkaisuja 10 (in Finnish). Jaakko Alakulppi. p. 732. ISBN 952-92-0337-3. ISSN 0781-5409.
  12. ^ "Traffic statistics 2019". Finavia. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2009" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  14. ^ "Fire at Kittilä Airport". Finavia. 27 July 2006. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kittilä Airport at Wikimedia Commons