|IATA: LPP – ICAO: EFLP|
|Operator||Lappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy|
|Elevation AMSL||106 m / 349 ft|
Lappeenranta Airport (IATA: LPP, ICAO: EFLP) (Finnish: Lappeenrannan lentoasema) is an international airport in Lappeenranta, Finland. Opened in 1918, Lappeenranta Airport is Finland's oldest still operating airport. In 2011, approximately 116,000 passengers used the airport. The Karelia Aviation Museum is located at the airport. In 2016 the ownership of the airport changed from the state-owned Finavia to new private company Lappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy.
Airlines and destinations
Effective 22 October 2015 there are no regular commercial passenger flights to or from Lappeenranta airport. There are few leisure flights to European holiday destinations that depart and arrive at Lappeenranta Airport.
|Year||Domestic passengers||International passengers||Total passengers||Change|
Until 2006 the airport had a relatively stable flow of domestic business travellers, but after 2009 it has relied on international low-price flights, with higher volatility. The reason for the passenger decline from 2006 to 2009 was mainly the opening of the new railway shortcut Lahti–Kerava in September 2006. The shortcut shortened the travel time by rail to Helsinki and caused the closure of the Helsinki air route. In March 2010, Ryanair started flights to Lappeenranta, its second destination in Finland after Tampere. AirBaltic flew to Lappeenranta from November 2009 to January 2014. In 2015, Ryanair announced ceasing flights to Lappeenranta. The last scheduled flight to Bergamo was operated on 21 October 2015.
Lappeenranta airport is connected to the city and Lappeenranta railway station by local bus number 4 leaving in front of the airport terminal. There is a direct connection further to Helsinki from Lappeenranta railway station by VR train and Matkahuolto expressbus. The distance from Lappeenranta airport to Lappeenranta railway station is 2.5 kilometers. Taxi service is also available.
|Means of transport||Operator||Route||Destinations||Website||Notes|
|Bus||Lappeenranta Public Transport||4||Lappeenranta railway station||www.lappeenranta.fi||every 60 min|
- "EFLP Lappeenranta" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 26 August 2010. pp. EFLP AD 2.1, 1–8. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
- "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
- Ryanair drops last Finnish winter route
Media related to Lappeenranta Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- - Lappeenranta Airport
- Finavia – Lappeenranta Airport
- AIP Finland – Lappeenranta Airport
- Current weather for EFLP at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for LPP at Aviation Safety Network
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