Mariehamn Airport

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Mariehamn Airport
Mariehamns flygplats
Maarianhaminan lentoasema
Mariehamn Airport.jpg
Mariehamn Airport terminal
IATA: MHQICAO: EFMA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Finavia
Serves Mariehamn
Location Jomala, Åland, Finland
Elevation AMSL 17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 60°07′19″N 019°53′47″E / 60.12194°N 19.89639°E / 60.12194; 19.89639Coordinates: 60°07′19″N 019°53′47″E / 60.12194°N 19.89639°E / 60.12194; 19.89639
Website www.finavia.fi
Map
MHQ is located in Finland
MHQ
MHQ
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,903 6,243 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 48,672
Landings 3,053
Source: AIP Finland[1]
Statistics from Finavia[2]

Mariehamn Airport (Swedish: Mariehamns flygplats, Finnish: Maarianhaminan lentoasema) (IATA: MHQICAO: EFMA) is located in Jomala, Åland, Finland, some 3 kilometres (2 mi) north-west of Mariehamn town centre. It served 48,672 passengers in 2010[2] and is operated by the state owned Finavia.

The airport has a duty-free shop. Passengers can buy goods, e.g. alcohol, without VAT and other taxes. This is allowed before flying to any destination outside Åland, even to Finland. Normally local taxes must be paid in airport shops before travelling inside the EU, but Åland is outside the EU VAT area, for the very reason to allow tax-free sales onboard ferries and at the airport. Åland is in other respects a part of the EU.

The Aero Flight 217 aviation accident that resulted in 22 deaths occurred near the airport in 1963.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Nextjet Stockholm-Arlanda, Turku
Finnair
operated by Flybe Nordic
Helsinki
Turku Air Turku

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger statistics for Mariehamn Airport [3]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2005 43,266 4,079 47,345 −18.9% Decrease
2006 57,364 6,750 64,114 +35.4% Increase
2007 53,269 10,032 63,301 −1.3% Decrease
2008 51,210 10,900 62,110 −1.9% Decrease
2009 41,949 14,305 56,254 −9.4% Decrease
2010 36,904 11,768 48,672 −13.5% Decrease
2011 39,209 14,359 53,568 +10.1% Increase

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFMA Mariehamn" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 1 July 2010. pp. EFMA AD 2.1, 1–8. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Traffic statistics – Passengers". Finavia. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

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