Kittilä Airport – Wikipedia

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Airport

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. During the winter, Kittilä receives visitors from countries such as Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Canada.[3] It carried 363,161 passengers in 2019 and 206,251 passengers in 2020 (due to COVID-19) being the fourth busiest airport in Finland.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Kittilä Airport:

Airlines Destinations
airBaltic Seasonal: Riga
Air France Seasonal: Paris–Charles de Gaulle[5]
Corendon Dutch Airlines Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
Edelweiss Air Seasonal: Zürich
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf[6]
Finnair Helsinki
Seasonal: Ivalo, Tampere, Turku
Helvetic Airways Seasonal: Zürich[7]
Lufthansa Seasonal: Munich
TUI Airways[8] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
TUI fly Belgium[9] Seasonal: Brussels
TUI fly Netherlands[10] Seasonal: Amsterdam,[11]Rotterdam[12]

Statistics[edit]

4 busiest routes by passengers handled:[13]
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, Finnair, TUI Airways
4. Manchester, United Kingdom
18,093
Jet2.com, TUI Airways

Passengers[edit]

Annual passenger statistics for Kittilä Airport[14][15]
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%
2019 214,357 148,804 363,161 +2,4%
2020 128,093 78,158 206,251 -43,2%
2021 118,618 63,684 182,302 -11,6%

Cargo[edit]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 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.[17]
  • On 4 January 2018, a Gulfstream G150 aircraft registered to Austria and carrying Russian passengers was being prepared for take-off to return to Russia when due to pressure built inside the aircraft the door slammed on the German captain killing him instantly. There were no passengers in the aircraft.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kittilä Airport at Wikimedia Commons