ⓘ Lappeenranta Airport

                                     

ⓘ Lappeenranta Airport

Lappeenranta Airport is an international airport in Lappeenranta, Finland. It is 2.5 kilometers southwest of the city center and Lappeenranta Central Station. Opened in 1918, Lappeenranta Airport is the oldest airport still in operation in Finland. The Karelia Aviation Museum is in the airport.

                                     

1. History

The airport opened in 1918. Between 1939 and 1944, during World War II, the airport operated as a military air base.

In 1951, passenger traffic began at the airport. In 1960, the existing terminal was completed. In 1998, the runway was extended to 2.500 metres. The passenger record was in 2010 with 115.000 passengers.

In 2016, ownership of the airport changed from the state-owned Finavia to a company owned by the City of Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy. The airport was in 2014 on 72nd position in the list of the largest airports in the Nordic countries.

                                     

2. Airlines and destinations

Scheduled flights are as follows: In addition to the scheduled passenger service listed below, there are a few ad-hoc air charters to/from European holiday destinations.

                                     

3. Ground transportation

Local bus number 4, which departs in front of the airport terminal, operates service to/from the city center and Lappeenranta railway station. Taxi service is also available. From the railway station, further connections to Helsinki are offered by VR, Savonlinja, and OnniBus.com.