Finavia to improve the operating preconditions for air traffic in Kokkola-Pietarsaari
Finavia is planning to improve the functionality of the air traffic areas at its Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport. The airport's air traffic areas will be re-coated next summer and the light systems on the runways will be improved. The project budget estimate is EUR 3 million. Through the project, Finavia will reinforce the flight offering at the Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport as well as the development of the offering in accordance with demand.
"The connections from Finavia's Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport have improved recently. The more extensive offering has brought new users for air traffic services. It is important that companies, public administration and households in the province continue to be committed to using the connections provided by the airport. Finavia's decision to invest in the airport gives the opportunity to maintain and develop good services to airlines and passengers in accordance with demand,” says Ari Nääppä, Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport Manager.
The air traffic area will be coated during the summer period when the air traffic volumes are smaller than usual. The airport will be closed between 25 June and 27 July 2012 to ensure flight traffic safety. The final completion of the work is expected in August 2012.
"The renovation will improve the future operating preconditions of the airport, which is why we request airport users to be patient next summer," says Mr Nääppä.
In 2011, the passenger volume at Finavia's Kokkola-Pietarsaari airport was about 95,000 passengers. The volume increased by 18% in comparison with 2010.
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