Lentokenttä

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Lentokenttä
Flygfältet
City District
Aerial view of Lentokenttä with the Helsinki Airport pictured
Aerial view of Lentokenttä with the Helsinki Airport pictured
Location on the map of Vantaa, with the district in red and the Aviapolis major region in light brown.
Location on the map of Vantaa, with the district in red and the Aviapolis major region in light brown.
Coordinates: 60°19′02″N 24°57′48″E / 60.31722°N 24.96333°E / 60.31722; 24.96333Coordinates: 60°19′02″N 24°57′48″E / 60.31722°N 24.96333°E / 60.31722; 24.96333
Country Finland Finland
City Vantaa.vaakuna.svg Vantaa
Major region Aviapolis
Population (1.1.2014)[1]
 • Total 12
Time zone GMT +2
Postal Code(s) 01530
Website www.vantaa.fi/frontpage

Lentokenttä (Swedish: Flygfältet; English meaning: "airfield") is a district of Vantaa, Finland, located in the middle of the city. The district is part of the Aviapolis major region and has been named after the Helsinki Airport situated there.

The district of Lentokenttä is the largest single job concentration of Vantaa. In 2001, the district provided jobs for over 11 thousand people, of which almost 9 thousand worked in customer service. As the airport area has grown, the number of jobs has increased dramatically.

Nowadays only twelve people live permanently in the district of Lentokenttä, giving it a population density of 0.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (2.2/sq mi). In 1980, there were still over 200 people living in the district.

With regard to services, Lentokenttä is fairly self-sufficient, with cafés, restaurants, shops, banks, and a bus traffic terminal. The district is secured by its own fire station, deep water supply, water tower, and electrical plant. Near the airport, accommodation is available in hotels, and premises for negotiations or conferences are also available. Because of the nature of activity in an international airport, some of the services are only available to passengers having gone through security control.

There are offices of many air traffic carriers, cargo stations, and aircraft hangars in the district.

Close to the airport, but outside the district there are:

The quietest spots in the district include the Kylmäoja part of the Keravanjoki river located northeast of the airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vantaan väestö 2013/2014 (PDF) (Report). Vantaa: City of Vantaa, Tietopalveluyksikkö. 20 August 2014. p. 33. ISBN 978-952-443-480-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2015. Retrieved May 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  • Vantaa alueittain (2003). Especially the starting part pp. 136–139: (District 53, Lentokenttä). The work is downloadable in two PDF files (179 pages, 11 MB, and 101 pages, 6 MB) from the website of the City of Vantaa: [1]
  • Vantaan väestö kaupunginosittain 1.1.2006. Statistical map, available as two PDF files from the website of the City of Vantaa: [2]

External links[edit]

Media related to Lentokenttä, Vantaa at Wikimedia Commons