|IATA: RVN – ICAO: EFRO|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Elevation AMSL||642 ft / 196 m|
Rovaniemi Airport (Finnish: Rovaniemen lentoasema) (IATA: RVN, ICAO: EFRO) is the fifth biggest airport in Finland by annual number of passengers (in 2012), located in Rovaniemi, Finland, about 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of Rovaniemi city centre. The Arctic Circle crosses the runway closer to its northern end.
Santa Claus Official Airport
In 2010, the airport served over 309,000 passengers. The main season of charter traffic from Great Britain and many other European countries lasts from the end of November until the middle of January annually. Russians arrive in January because they celebrate Christmas later.
In addition to civil traffic the runway is also used by F-18 fighter interceptors of Lapin lennosto (Lapland Air Command). The Rovaniemen vartiolentue (Air unit of the Frontier guard of Lapland) is also located nearby.
Rovaniemi Airport is one of three airports in Finland that has jet bridges (the other two being Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Oulu Airport). The airport is managed by Finavia. It is connected to the Rovaniemi city centre by an airport taxi and there are also multiple bus connections around Lapland, including to major winter sports centers.
Rovaniemi Airport is the fifth largest airport in Finland. Santa Claus Village and Santa Park are situated within 2–3 kilometres (1.2–1.9 mi). The airport is located approximately 8–9 kilometres (5.0–5.6 mi) away from Rovaniemi City centre, meaning that it is not far away from many restaurants and hotels. The busiest time for the airport is in the Christmas season, when many people go on Santa Flights.
Airlines and destinations
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Helsinki|
|Aegean Airlines||Winter seasonal: Athens|
|Arkefly||Winter seasonal: Amsterdam|
|Arkia Israel Airlines||Winter seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion|
|AirExplore||Winter seasonal: Athens, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa|
|Israir||Winter seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion|
|Jet2.com||Winter seasonal: Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Manchester|
|Privilege Style||Winter seasonal: Madrid|
|Sun d'Or International Airlines
operated by El Al
|Winter seasonal: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion|
|TAROM||Winter seasonal: Bucharest-Henri Coanda|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Winter seasonal: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Durham/Tees Valley, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Leeds/Bradford, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Thomson Airways||Winter seasonal: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, London-Gatwick, Manchester|
|Transavia.com||Winter seasonal: Amsterdam|
|UTair-Ukraine||Winter seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil|
|Wind Rose Aviation||Winter seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil|
|XL Airways France||Winter seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Year||Domestic passengers||International passengers||Total passengers||Change|
Media related to Rovaniemi Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Finavia – Rovaniemi Airport
- AIP Finland – Rovaniemi Airport
- Current weather for EFRO at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for RVN at Aviation Safety Network