Lappeenranta Airport

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Lappeenranta Airport
Lappeenrannan lentoasema
Flughafen Lappeenranta.JPG
IATA: LPPICAO: EFLP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Finavia
Serves Lappeenranta, Finland
Elevation AMSL 106 m / 349 ft
Coordinates 61°02′45″N 028°08′55″E / 61.04583°N 28.14861°E / 61.04583; 28.14861Coordinates: 61°02′45″N 028°08′55″E / 61.04583°N 28.14861°E / 61.04583; 28.14861
Website www.finavia.fi
Map
LPP is located in Finland
LPP
LPP
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 98 300
Landings 550
Source: AIP Finland[1]
Statistics from Finavia[2]

Lappeenranta Airport (IATA: LPPICAO: EFLP) (Finnish: Lappeenrannan lentoasema) is an international airport in Lappeenranta, Finland. Opened in 1918, Lappeenranta Airport is Finland's oldest still operating airport. In 2011, approximately 116,000 passengers used the airport.[2] The Karelia Aviation Museum is located at the airport. The current airport manager is Petteri Lehti.

Lappeenranta Airport is located about 200 kilometers north-west from Saint Petersburg.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ryanair Bergamo, Girona, Weeze

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger statistics for Lappeenranta Airport [3] [4]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2005 46,536 3,112 49,648 +1.7% Increase
2006 40,779 8,724 49,503 −0.3% Decrease
2007 18,948 4,036 22,984 −53.6% Decrease
2008 19,056 4,283 23,339 +1.5% Increase
2009 8,265 5,798 14,063 −39.7% Decrease
2010 4,190 56,910 61,100 +324.7% Increase
2011 310 115,957 116,267 +90.3% Increase
2012 112 93,650 93,762 −19.4% Decrease
2013 147 98,153 98,300 +4.8% Increase

The reason for the passenger decline 2006–09 was mainly the opening of the new railway shortcut LahtiKerava in September 2006. The shortcut shortened the travel time to Helsinki and caused the closure of the Helsinki route. In November 2009, airBaltic started flights to Lappeenranta and in March 2010, Ryanair started flights to Lappeenranta, its second destination in Finland after Tampere. From 2010, the airport gets a large number of Russian passengers who use the low cost flights provided by Ryanair.[5] It is sometimes called Saint Petersburg West.

Ground transportation[edit]

Lappeenranta airport is connected to the city and Lappeenranta railway station by local bus number 4 leaving in front of the airport terminal. There is a direct connection further to Helsinki from Lappeenranta railway station by VR train and Matkahuolto expressbus. The distance from Lappeenranta airport to Lappeenranta railway station is 2.5 kilometers. Taxi service is also available.

There are Matkahuolto expressbus connections to Saint Petersburg from Lappeenranta railway station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFLP Lappeenranta" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 26 August 2010. pp. EFLP AD 2.1, 1–8. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Traffic statistics – Passengers". Finavia. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Finavia’s air traffic statistics 2012". Finavia. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Lappeenranta Airport website now in Russian

External links[edit]

Media related to Lappeenranta Airport at Wikimedia Commons