Lappeenranta Airport

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Lappeenranta Airport

Lappeenrannan lentoasema
Flughafen Lappeenranta.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorLappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy
ServesLappeenranta, Finland
Elevation AMSL106 m / 349 ft
Coordinates61°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
Websitelppairport.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)
Passengers98,300
Source: AIP Finland

Lappeenranta Airport (IATA: LPP, ICAO: EFLP) (Finnish: Lappeenrannan lentoasema) is an international airport in Lappeenranta, Finland. It is 2.5 kilometers southwest of the city center and Lappeenranta Central Station. Opened in 1918, Lappeenranta Airport is the oldest airport still in operation in Finland. The Karelia Aviation Museum is in the airport.

History[edit]

The airport opened in 1918.[1] Between 1939 and 1944, during World War II, the airport operated as a military air base.[1]

In 1951, passenger traffic began at the airport.[1] In 1960, the existing terminal was completed.[1] In 1998, the runway was extended to 2,500 metres.[1] The passenger record was in 2010 with 115,000 passengers.

In 2016, ownership of the airport changed from the state-owned Finavia to a company owned by the City of Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy.[2] The airport was in 2014 on 72th position in the list of the largest airports in the Nordic countries.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled flights are as follows:[3] In addition to the scheduled passenger service listed below, there are a few ad-hoc air charters to/from European holiday destinations.[4]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania[3]
Lauda Vienna (begins 29 March 2020)[5]
Ryanair Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Budapest[6]
Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger statistics for Lappeenranta Airport[1]
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
2014 325 89,226 89,551 −8.8% Decrease
2015 586 35,206 35,792 -60.0% Decrease

Ground transportation[edit]

Local bus number 4, which departs in front of the airport terminal, operates service to/from the city center and Lappeenranta railway station. Taxi service is also available. From the railway station, further connections to Helsinki are offered by VR, Matkahuolto, and OnniBus.com.

Means of transport at Lappeenranta Airport
Means of transport Operator Route Destinations Website Notes
Bus Bus Lappeenranta Public Transport 4 Lappeenranta railway station [7] every 60 min

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Historical airport in the heart of Lappeenranta". Lappeenranta Airport.
  2. ^ "Lappeenranta Airport is now privately owned airport" (Press release). Lappeenranta Airport.
  3. ^ a b "Lähtevät lennot" [Departures]. Lappeenranta Airport.
  4. ^ "Lomalennot" [Leisure flights]. Lappeenranta Airport.
  5. ^ "Friday's papers: Rising prison sentences, discounted meat and cheap flights". yle.fi. 27 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Ryanair announces Winter Timetable 2019 with 15 new routes from Budapest, Hungary". TravelFree. 27 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Public transport". Lappeenranta Airport.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lappeenranta Airport at Wikimedia Commons