|IATA: LPP – ICAO: EFLP|
|Elevation AMSL||106 m / 349 ft|
|Source: AIP Finland
Statistics from Finavia
Lappeenranta Airport (IATA: LPP, ICAO: 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. 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
|Ryanair||Bergamo, Girona, Weeze|
|Year||Domestic passengers||International passengers||Total passengers||Change|
The reason for the passanger decline 2006-2009 was mainly the opening of the new railway shortcut Lahti–Kerava 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. It is sometimes called Saint Petersburg West.
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.
Media related to Lappeenranta Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Finavia – Lappeenranta Airport
- AIP Finland – Lappeenranta Airport
- Current weather for EFLP at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for LPP at Aviation Safety Network
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