Number of chartered flights in Lapland expected to remain unchanged in the winter season
The number of chartered flights to Lapland next Christmas and winter is expected to remain at last year's level. However, the passenger volumes will vary by airport in comparison to last year. There will be an increase in Ivalo, Enontekiö and Kittilä.
According to reservations, the number of charter flights in the winter will be similar to last year's. Charter flights to Lapland will begin in November. It is predicted that the UK will still remain the number one country where the majority of the charter flights depart from.
"The winter season of air traffic in Lapland and northern Finland is largely dependent on the number of international passengers," says Kimmo Ruotsalainen, Marketing Director at Finavia.
In addition to the UK, flights depart from France, Spain and, to some extent, the Netherlands.
Finavia continuously develops air traffic with regional actors. Close cooperation between tourism operators and making Lapland well-known in the international market are the way to success.
"The international reputation of Lapland and northern Finland, along with the appeal and availability of services, establish the basis for an increase in passenger volumes," says Ruotsalainen.
Finnair, Blue1, Air Baltic, Flybe and Norwegian all have connections to Lapland Airports.
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