Lappeenranta Airport

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Lappeenranta Airport

Lappeenrannan lentoasema
Flughafen Lappeenranta.JPG
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
LPP is located in Finland
Location within Finland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
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.

The airport is on the list of the largest airports in the Nordic countries.


The airport opened in 1918.[1]

Between 1939 to 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]

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]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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

Scheduled flights are as follows:[4]

Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania[4]
Ryanair Bergamo, Berlin–Schönefeld, Budapest (begins 27 October 2019)[5]
Seasonal: Athens, Thessaloniki

Destination history[edit]

In September 2006, the railway between Lahti and Kerava opened, shortening the travel time by rail to Helsinki and caused the closure of the Lappeenranta-Helsinki air route.

In March 2010, Ryanair started flights to Lappeenranta, its second destination in Finland after Tampere Airport.

AirBaltic flew to Lappeenranta from November 2009[6] to January 2014[7].

Before resuming in March 2018, the last scheduled flight to Bergamo Airport was operated on 21 October 2015.[8]

In November 2015, Ryanair temporarily ceased winter flights to Lappeenranta.[9]

Ryanair resumed its flights to/from the airport in March 2018.[10]


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

Means of transport at Lappeenranta Airport
Means of transport Operator Route Destinations Website Notes
Bus Bus Lappeenranta Public Transport 4 Lappeenranta railway station [11] every 60 min


  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. ^ "Lomalennot" [Leisure flights]. Lappeenranta Airport.
  4. ^ a b "Lähtevät lennot" [Departures]. Lappeenranta Airport.
  5. ^ "Ryanair announces Winter Timetable 2019 with 15 new routes from Budapest, Hungary". TravelFree. 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "AirBaltic aloittaa lennot Lappeenrannasta Baltiaan" [AirBaltic starts flights from Lappeenranta to the Baltics]. TV Finland. 1 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Air Baltic ei lennä enää Lappeenrantaan" [Air Baltic will no longer fly to Lappeenranta]. TV Finland. 14 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Ryanair ei lennä Lappeenrannasta ensi kesänä" [Ryanair will not fly from Lappeenranta next summer]. TV Finland. 8 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Ryanair drops last Finnish winter route". TV Finland. 6 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Itärajan pikkukentällä juhlittiin - ensimmäinen Ryanairin kone lähti täytenä kohti Milanoa". TV Finland. 29 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Public transport". Lappeenranta Airport.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lappeenranta Airport at Wikimedia Commons