Pajala Airport

Pajala Airport (IATA: PJA, ICAO: ESUP) is an airport in Pajala, Sweden.

Pajala Airport
Pajala airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorPajala Municipality
LocationPajala, Norrbotten, Sweden
Elevation AMSL542 ft / 165 m
Coordinates67°14′44″N 023°04′08″E / 67.24556°N 23.06889°E / 67.24556; 23.06889Coordinates: 67°14′44″N 023°04′08″E / 67.24556°N 23.06889°E / 67.24556; 23.06889
PJA is located in Norrbotten
Location within Norrbotten
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,302 7,552 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers total5,914
Domestic passengers2,007
International passengers3,907


The airport was opened for regular traffic in 1999. Before that, Pajala was said to be the most inaccessible municipality centre in Sweden, with around 5 hours travel time from central Stockholm (with propeller flight to Gällivare Airport, hand luggage only, and a 140 km journey by car from Gällivare to Pajala). A political principle was established at the time saying that there should be maximum four hours travel time between central Stockholm and any municipality centre, in order to make one-day business travel possible.

The runway was extended by 880 metres (2,890 ft) to 2,302 metres (7,552 ft) in 2007, to be able to handle larger charter aircraft.[1][2] Beginning in December 2013, the airport has been used for several charter flights per year from the United Kingdom for tourists wishing to see a white Christmas.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Jonair Luleå (PSO)

Enter Air operate irregular charters to/from the UK in December.[3]

Ground transportationEdit

The airport is 15 kilometres (9 mi) west of Pajala village. Taxi and rental cars are available. The bus no 46 Gällivare–Pajala stops at the main road near the airport, however only twice per day.


External linksEdit

  Media related to Pajala Airport at Wikimedia Commons