Oulu Airport

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Oulu Airport

Oulun lentoasema

Uleåborgs flygplats
Oulu Airport 20131020.JPG
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFinavia
ServesOulu
LocationOulunsalo, Oulu, Finland
Opened30 June 1953 (1953-06-30)
Elevation AMSL14 m / 47 ft
Coordinates64°55′42″N 025°22′27″E / 64.92833°N 25.37417°E / 64.92833; 25.37417Coordinates: 64°55′42″N 025°22′27″E / 64.92833°N 25.37417°E / 64.92833; 25.37417
Websitewww.finavia.fi/en/oulu/
Map
OUL is located in Finland
OUL
OUL
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,501 8,205 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,096,917
Landings (commercial aviation)5,165
Source: AIP Finland[1]
Statistics from Finavia[2]
Oulu Airport air traffic control tower.

Oulu Airport (IATA: OUL, ICAO: EFOU; Finnish: Oulun lentoasema, Swedish: Uleåborgs flygplats) is located in Oulu, Finland, 5.7 NM (10.6 km; 6.6 mi) south-west[1] of the city centre. The airport is the second busiest in Finland after Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, as measured by the number of passengers (ca. 1.1 million in 2018).[2] There are around twenty daily flights to Helsinki. Oulu Airport is also extensively used by the Finnish Air Force for training purposes. Recently the old terminal was demolished for more apron space. A major extension of the main terminal was completed in September 2011.[3] Four new jetbridge gates (gates 13–16) were constructed and the main terminal was expanded by 4,300 square metres (46,000 sq ft), raising the capacity of the airport to 1.5 million passengers per year. The managing body of the airport is Finavia. Oulu Airport has offered free wireless network access for passengers since May 2007.[4]

History[edit]

airBaltic used to operate flights from Oulu Airport to Riga, Turku and other destinations. On 23 September 2010 the company announced that it will open a hub in Oulu, which would mean 10–15 direct destinations out of Oulu.[5] The hub was due to open at the turn of the year 2012/13. The plan was cancelled, however, due to AirBaltic's economical problems.[6] On 28 October 2012 the airline ceased all existing operations to Oulu.

Runway[edit]

Oulu Airport has one runway, 12/30, which is 2,501 m (8,205 ft) long and 60 m (197 ft) wide. Runway 12 is equipped with Category II Instrument landing system.[1] The runway was renewed in summer 2017.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Corendon Airlines Europe Seasonal charter: Chania,[7] Rhodes[7]
Finnair Helsinki
Norwegian Air Shuttle Helsinki
Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Tenerife-South
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda[8]

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger statistics for Oulu Airport[2][9]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2018 991,161 105,756 1,096,917 +18.8% Increase
2017 851,542 71,704 923,246 −10.1% Decrease
2016 950,203 77,292 1,027,495 +4.6% Increase
2015 890,609 92,114 982,723 +2.3% Increase
2014 829,936 130,611 960,547 +9.5% Increase
2013 745,178 131,902 877,080 −18.7% Decrease
2012 899 854 178,679 1,078,533 +10.7% Increase
2011 850,305 123,607 973,912 +39.1% Increase
2010 595,457 105,119 700,576 +1.7% Increase
2009 605,534 82,424 687,958 −14.3% Decrease
2008 709,779 92,176 801,955 −4.5% Decrease
2007 764,674 75,276 839,950 −0.9% Decrease
2006 764,831 83,115 847,946 +4.6% Increase
2005 724,867 85,587 810,454 +4.9% Increase
2004 691,668 80,663 772,331 +15.3% Increase
2003 585,070 84,812 669,882 +5.0% Increase
2002 573,090 64,612 637,702 -11.1% Decrease
2001 656,865 60,379 717,224 -2.1% Decrease
2000 668,860 63,988 732,848 6.3% Increase

Ground transportation[edit]

Means of transport at Oulu Airport
Means of transport Operator Route Destinations Website Notes
Bus Bus Oulu Public Transport 8, 9 City Centre (Finnish: Keskusta), University www.oulunjoukkoliikenne.fi Every 15 minutes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "EFOU Oulu" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFOU AD 2.1, 1–12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Finavia statistics 1998–2017" (PDF). Finavia Corporation. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Finavia to proceed with the project to expand Oulu Airport in line with the Government's stimulus decision". Finavia. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  4. ^ "panOULU now available at the Oulu Airport". panOulu. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  5. ^ "airBaltic to Open a New Hub in Oulu, Finland". AirBaltic. 23 September 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Air Balticin solmusuunnitelma kuivui kasaan". YLE Uutiset (in Finnish). 23 March 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  7. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Corendon Airlines Europe S19 new routes/sectors". Routesonline. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  8. ^ http://www.lennalomalle.com/sas-aloittaa-uudeelleen-oulun-ja-tukholman-valiset-lennot/
  9. ^ "Matkustajamäärät lentoasemittain" (PDF) (in Finnish). Finavia Corporation. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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