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Umeå Airport (IATA: UME, ICAO: ESNU) is an airport located on the southern outskirts of the city of Umeå, Sweden. As of 2011, it is the 7th largest airport in Sweden.[2]

Umeå Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSwedavia
ServesUmeå, Sweden
Elevation AMSL24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates63°47′31″N 020°16′58″E / 63.79194°N 20.28278°E / 63.79194; 20.28278Coordinates: 63°47′31″N 020°16′58″E / 63.79194°N 20.28278°E / 63.79194; 20.28278
Websiteswedavia.com/umea/
Map
UME is located in Västerbotten
UME
UME
Location within Västerbotten
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 7,551 2,302 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers total1,048,000
International passengers75,500
Domestic passengers972,500
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

The airport had 1,057,373 passengers in 2016.[3] By road, the airport is located about 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) from Umeå city centre.

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HistoryEdit

The airport was inaugurated in May 1962, but had its first flight in 1961.[4]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

 
Two aircraft at Umeå Airport
Busiest routes to and from Umeå Airport (2018)[12]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
2017/18
1   Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma 919,283   2.2
2   Finland, Helsinki 27,957   73,8
3   Spain, Gran Canaria 16,645   5.0
4   Sweden, Gothenburg 14,481   49.3
5   Greece, Chania 10,575   34.0
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Umeå Airport (2018)
Rank Country Passengers Change
2017/18
1   Finland 28,238  64.4%
2   Spain 21,500  4.6%
3   Greece 17,563  16.4%
4   Turkey 7,587  181.7%
5   Cyprus 5,644  12.9%
Traffic by calendar year[3]
Year Passenger volume Change Domestic Change International Change
2018 1,031,744  02.2% 947,368  03.5% 84,376  013.8%
2017 1,055,353  00.4% 981,231  01.8% 74,122  023.5%
2016 1,059,194  01.0% 999,183  08.4% 60,011  020.5%
2015 1,047,081  01.1% 971,594  00.6% 75,487  08.9%
2014 1,035,450  04.7% 966,131  05.7% 69,319  06.4%
2013 988,406  00.3% 914,386  00.4% 74,020  011.3%
2012 984,771 918,275 66,496

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 21 September 1992, an Air Sweden IAI-1124 Westwind registered as SE-DLK was destroyed by a fire. The plane was departing to Arvidsjaur when takeoff was aborted due to an engine failure. None of the seven occupants were killed or injured, but the aircraft was written off.[13][14][15]
  • On 14 July 2019, a GippsAero GA8 Airvan aircraft with crew and skydivers lost control and crashed steeply into the ground. It had taken off from Umeå Airport. All nine onboard died.[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Pressinformation" (in Swedish). Swedavia. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Flygplatsstatistik". Transportstyrelsen. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Om flygplatsen" (in Swedish). Swedavia. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Only Flight". tui.se.
  6. ^ SAS Adds Gothenburg – Luleå / Umeå Service Dec 2014 – Feb 2015
  7. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  8. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  9. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  10. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  11. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "JetPhotos.Net Photo » SE-DLK (CN: 197) Time Air Sweden IAI 1124 Westwind by Ola Carlsson". JetPhotos.net. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  14. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident IAI 1124 Westwind SE-DLK Umeå Airport (UME)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  15. ^ "SE-DLK, IAI 1124 Westwind" (in Swedish). Svenskt Flyghistoriskt Forum. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  16. ^ Skydiving plane crash kills nine in Sweden

External linksEdit

  Media related to Umeå Airport at Wikimedia Commons