|Airport type||Public (Luftfartsverket)|
|Elevation AMSL||164 ft / 50 m|
Visby airport is Gotland's only commercial airport and the 12th largest airport in Sweden. The airport had 463,616 passengers in 2016. The traffic has a large seasonal variation with many more passengers in the summer; in 2016 it had 18,070 passengers in January and 57,302 in July. During the Almedalen Week the airport is slot coordinated.
Visby Airport was opened on 27 January 1942. The first aircraft to land was a Junkers Ju 52/3m named Göteland from AB Aerotransport. In October the same year regular traffic between Visby and the Swedish mainland started, in the beginning mostly with Ju 52s. In 1958 a new terminal building, a new control tower and a new runway made of asphalt was inaugurated. A runway which also featured a railway crossing. The current terminal and control tower opened in 1985.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|BRA Braathens Regional Airlines|| Göteborg, Malmö, Stockholm–Bromma |
Seasonal: Helsinki, Sundsvall, Ängelholm--Helsingborg
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Seasonal: Stockholm–Arlanda|
Seasonal charter: Chania, Corfu, Rhodes
|Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia||Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca|
|Rank||Airport||Passengers handled||% change|
|1||Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stockholm-Bromma||390,391||3.0|
Apart from the commercial aviation at Visby airport, there is also a flying club and a parachuting club based at the airport. And the Swedish Maritime Administration has a search and rescue helicopter based in Visby.
Unusual railroad crossingEdit
Before the railroad was closed down on the island of Gotland, the main line from Visby to the northern parts of the island actually crossed the runway. It was one of the few airports in the world where this happened.  The railway traffic was ended in 1960 and the tracks removed a few years later.
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