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|IATA: RVN – ICAO: EFRO|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Elevation AMSL||642 ft / 196 m|
Rovaniemi Airport (Finnish: Rovaniemen lentoasema) (IATA: RVN, ICAO: EFRO) is the fifth biggest airport in Finland by annual number of passengers (in 2012), located in Rovaniemi, Finland, about 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of Rovaniemi city centre. The Arctic Circle crosses the runway closer to its northern end.
In 2010, the airport served over 309,000 passengers. The main season of charter traffic from Great Britain and many other European countries lasts from the end of November until the middle of January annually. Russians arrive in January because they celebrate Christmas later.
In addition to civil traffic the runway is also used by F-18 fighter interceptors of Lapin lennosto (Lapland Air Command). The Rovaniemen vartiolentue (Air unit of the Frontier guard of Lapland) is also located nearby.
Rovaniemi Airport is one of three airports in Finland that has jet bridges (the other two being Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Oulu Airport). The airport is managed by Finavia. It is connected to the Rovaniemi city centre by an airport taxi and there are also multiple bus connections around Lapland, including to major winter sports centers.
Rovaniemi Airport is the fifth largest airport in Finland. Santa Claus Village and Santa Park are situated within 2–3 kilometres (1.2–1.9 mi). The airport is located approximately 8–9 kilometres (5.0–5.6 mi) away from Rovaniemi City centre, meaning that it is not far away from many restaurants and hotels. The busiest time for the airport is in the Christmas season, when many people go on Santa Flights.
Airlines and destinations
|Edelweiss Air||Seasonal: Zürich|
|Germania||Seasonal: Berlin-Schönefeld (begins 15 January 2017)|
|Germania Flug||Seasonal: Zürich (begins 18 December 2016) |
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Helsinki|
operated by El Al
|Seasonal: Tel-Aviv-Ben Gurion|
|Thomas Cook Airlines||Seasonal: Belfast-International|
|XL Airways France||Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Year||Domestic passengers||International passengers||Total passengers||Change|
|Means of transport||Operator||Route||Destinations||Website||Notes|
|Bus||Rovaniemi Public Transport||8||Railway Station (Finnish: Rautatieasema)||www.rovaniemi.fi||According to flight schedules|
|Taxi||Airport Taxi Rovaniemi||Airport Taxi||Bus Station (Finnish: Linja-autoasema||www.airporttaxirovaniemi.fi||According to flight schedules|
- "EFRO Rovaniemi" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFRO AD 2.1, 1–14. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "Santa Holiday Flights". Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "Streckennetz Germania" (in German). Germania. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
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