Aviapolis

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Aviapolis is a business, retail, entertainment, and housing marketing brand area in Central Vantaa, Finland covering 42 square kilometres (16 sq mi) including the Helsinki Airport. The term is officially used as the name of one of the major regions of Vantaa, encompassing the districts of Lentokenttä, Pakkala, Tammisto, Veromies, Viinikkala, and Ylästö.

Business[edit]

Helsinki Airport

Currently Aviapolis is referenced as the most popular business site in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area surpassing even the Helsinki City center.[1] Businesses already located at Aviapolis include Technopolis [1] Technology Park and Airport Plaza Business Park. Work in progress includes, for example, the construction of the new World Trade Center located in the heart of the Airport district.

Transport[edit]

Having Finland's largest airport, Helsinki Airport, the international connections of Aviapolis are broad, boasting also the shortest flying distance from EU to many Asian destinations.[2]

The Ring Road III going through the Aviapolis area connects it with all main highways in and out of Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Several bus lines connect the airport both to many Finnish cities as well as to many suburbs in Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa.

The construction has started for the of Ring Rail Line, which links the Aviapolis area and the airport to the main railway line, Helsinki and suburbs of Western and Eastern Vantaa. The line is slated for completion in mid-2015.

Retail[edit]

Jumbo Shopping Centre

In the center of the Aviapolis area is the Jumbo Shopping Centre which is Finland's second largest shopping centre, with an adjacent entertainment centre Flamingo that began operating in 2008.

Housing[edit]

Kartanonkoski Housing District

The Aviapolis area includes, among others, the Kartanonkoski housing district which houses the International School of Vantaa. The Helsinki Central Park is situated nearby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helsingin Sanomat International Edition Aviapolis trade centre to accommodate major trade fair facilities, March 17, 2008
  2. ^ City of Vantaa Your journey starts at Helsinki-Vantaa, 10 July 2007

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