Due to long distances the airports in northern Sweden are very important. Most of the regular lines connects to Arlanda airport, but there are also direct connections with Gothenburg, Helsinki and other destinations in Finland. From several of the airports there are also charter flights to Spain, Turkey and other destinations. In addition to the airports aligned to the Bothnian Corridor there are several TEN-T inland airports in Östersund, Sveg, Lycksele, Vilhelmina, Arvidsjaur and Pajala. There are also a number of non-TEN-T airports with equal importance for the inhabitants and the industry.
In Sweden there are only 10 airports that are owned and operated by the state. Of these three are located at the Bothnian Corridor, Kiruna, Luleå and Umeå airports. All other airports are owned and operated by the municipalities.