Oulu Airport

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Oulu Airport
Oulun lentoasema
07.9.2010 EFOU08.jpg
Oulu Airport
IATA: OULICAO: EFOU
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Finavia
Serves Oulu, Finland
Location Oulunsalo
Elevation AMSL 14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates 64°55′45″N 025°21′20″E / 64.92917°N 25.35556°E / 64.92917; 25.35556Coordinates: 64°55′45″N 025°21′20″E / 64.92917°N 25.35556°E / 64.92917; 25.35556
Website www.finavia.fi
Map
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Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,501 8,205 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 877,080
Source: AIP Finland[1]
Statistics from Finavia[2]
Oulu Airport air traffic control tower.

Oulu Airport (IATA: OULICAO: EFOU; Finnish: Oulun lentoasema) is located in Oulu, Finland, 5.7 NM (10.6 km; 6.6 mi) south-west[1] of the city centre. The airport is the second busiest in Finland after Helsinki-Vantaa airport, as measured by the number of passengers (ca. 877,000 in 2013).[2] There are around twenty daily flights to Helsinki. Oulu Airport is also extensively used by the Finnish Air Force for training purposes. Recently the old terminal was demolished for more apron space. A major extension of the main terminal was completed in September 2011.[3] Four new jetbridge gates (gates 13–16) were constructed and the main terminal was expanded by 4,300 square metres (46,000 sq ft), raising the capacity of the airport to 1.5 million passengers per year. The managing body of the airport is Finavia. Oulu Airport has offered free wireless network access for passengers since May 2007.[4]

Runway[edit]

Oulu Airport has one runway, 12/30, which is 2,501 m (8,205 ft) long and 60 m (197 ft) wide. Runway 12 is equipped with Category II Instrument landing system.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
Finnair Helsinki
Finnair
operated by Flybe Nordic
Helsinki
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Gran Canaria, Helsinki
Seasonal: Tenerife-South
Primera Air Funchal
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Braathens Regional
Stockholm-Arlanda
Snowbird Airlines Helsinki, Lappeenranta (begins 2 October 2014)

AirBaltic used to operate flights from Oulu Airport to Riga, Turku and other destinations. On 23 September 2010 the company announced that it will open a hub in Oulu, which would mean 10–15 direct destinations out of Oulu.[5] The hub was due to open at the turn of the year 2012/13. The plan was cancelled, however, due to AirBaltic's economical problems.[6] On 28 October 2012 the airline ceased all existing operations to Oulu.

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger statistics for Oulu Airport [2]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2006 764,831 83,115 847,946 +4.6% Increase
2007 764,674 75,276 839,950 −0.9% Decrease
2008 709,779 92,176 801,955 −4.5% Decrease
2009 605,534 82,424 687,958 −14.3% Decrease
2010 595,457 105,119 700,576 +1.7% Increase
2011 850,305 123,607 973,912 +39.1% Increase
2012 899 854 178,679 1,078,533 +10.7% Increase
2013 745,178 131,902 877,080 −18.7% Decrease

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "EFOU Oulu" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFOU AD 2.1, 1–12. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Traffic statistics". Finavia Corporation. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Finavia to proceed with the project to expand Oulu Airport in line with the Government's stimulus decision". Finavia. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "panOULU now available at the Oulu Airport". panOulu. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "airBaltic to Open a New Hub in Oulu, Finland". AirBaltic. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Air Balticin solmusuunnitelma kuivui kasaan" (in Finnish). YLE uutiset. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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