Vaasa Airport

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Vaasa Airport

Vaasan lentoasema
Vasa flygplats
Vaasan lentoasema.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFinavia
LocationVaasa, Finland
Elevation AMSL6 m / 21 ft
Coordinates63°02′43″N 021°45′51″E / 63.04528°N 21.76417°E / 63.04528; 21.76417Coordinates: 63°02′43″N 021°45′51″E / 63.04528°N 21.76417°E / 63.04528; 21.76417
Websitefinavia.fi/airport_vaasa
Map
VAA is located in Finland
VAA
VAA
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers300,118[1]
Landings2,894[2]
Source: AIP Finland[3]

Vaasa Airport (Finnish: Vaasan lentoasema, Swedish: Vasa flygplats) (IATA: VAA, ICAO: EFVA) is located in Vaasa, Finland, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south-east of Vaasa city centre. It is the 6th biggest airport in Finland in terms of passengers. In 2016, 288,520 passengers traveled via the airport.[4] In 2005,[5], again in 2008,[6] Vaasa Airport was chosen as the Airport of the Year in Finland, and was honored once again in 2016 [7]. Regular users of Vaasa airport are Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines. The airport is also served by several charters with destinations to Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Thailand.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
Finnair Helsinki, Kokkola, Umeå
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal: Amsterdam, Gran Canaria
Interior of Vaasa Airport Terminal

Passenger statistics[edit]

Annual passenger statistics for Vaasa Airport [8]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2000 227,523 98,851 326,374 +4.2% Increase
2001 216,409 95,651 312,060 −4.4% Decrease
2002 194,651 74,466 269,117 −13.8% Decrease
2003 169,088 79,836 248,924 −7.5% Decrease
2004 166,836 94,480 261,316 +5.0% Increase
2005 178,378 118,886 297,264 +13.8% Increase
2006 195,045 111,106 306,151 +3.0% Increase
2007 213,833 108,095 321,928 +5.3% Increase
2008 234,447 108,948 343,395 +6.7% Increase
2009 207,274 86,983 294,257 −14.3% Decrease
2010 194,102 94,040 288,142 −2.1% Decrease
2011 226,931 111,568 338,499 +18.0% Increase
2012 218,742 155,399 374,141 +10.5% Increase.
2013 185,562 133,753 319,315 -14.7% Decrease
2014 184,316 141,570 325,886 +2.1% Increase
2015 162,864 119,573 282,437 -13.3% Decrease
2016 173,541 114,979 288,520 +2.2% Increase
2017[9] 162,333 137,785 300,118 +4.0% Increase

Ground transportation[edit]

Means of transport at Vaasa Airport
Means of transport Operator Route Destinations Website Notes
Bus Bus Vaasa Local Traffic 4, 10 Market Square (Finnish: Kauppatori, Swedish: Salutorget) www.vaasanpaikallisliikenne.fi Every hour on weekdays
Taxi Taxi Taksi Vaasa-Vasa Airport Taxi Vaasa www.taksivaasa.fi Pre-book necessary

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Landings-fi_0.pdf
  3. ^ "EFVA Vaasa" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 5 May 2011. pp. EFVA AD 2.1, 1–14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Vaasa is Airport of the Year". Vantaa: Finavia. 28 November 2005. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Vaasa is Airport of the Year 2008". Vantaa: Finavia. 11 November 2008. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  7. ^ "Vaasa is Airport of the Year". Vantaa: Finavia. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Statistics/Finavia". Finavia. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf

External links[edit]

Media related to Vaasa Airport at Wikimedia Commons