Finavia becomes corporation on 1 January 2010
Finavia Corporation will continue the operations of the Finavia as a company owned fully by the State of Finland. Finavia Corporation is a service company that maintains a network of 25 airports in Finland and the air navigation system covering the entire country.
"This transformation into a company will provide Finavia with new possibilities to maintain and develop the 25 airports in Finland and to create connections with the rest of the world. After a period of 19 years as a state enterprise, we will continue to serve air travellers and airlines as well as Finnish business and military aviation as Finavia Corporation," says Samuli Haapasalo, President and CEO.
Finavia Corporation is a company fully owned by the State. The company's objective is to continue to maintain Finnish air traffic and the country's airport network based on the existing demand. Finavia's ownership steering lies with the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Finavia's existing personnel will be transferred to the new company as 'old employees'. The transition to a company will have no impact on the number of personnel, conditions of employment or work tasks.
Official name in Finnish: Finavia Oyj
Official name in Swedish: Finavia Abp
Official name in English: Finavia Corporation
From the Ministry of Transport to Finavia Corporation
- In 1922, the air traffic operations are transferred to be governed by the Ministry of Transport and Public Works.
- In 1963, the Office of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport is changed into a ministerial department.
- The National Board of Aviation, into which the aviation department of the Ministry of Transport and the airport department of the Finnish Road and Water Administration have been integrated, begins operations on 1 March 1972.
- The Civil Aviation Administration Act is passed in December 1990, and the new state enterprise begins operations at the beginning of 1991.
- At the beginning of 2006, the public authority functions of aviation is transferred to a separate agency called the Finnish Civil Aviation Authority (Transport Safety Agency TraFi from the beginning of 2010).
- On 30 May 2006, the Civil Aviation Administration adopts the new auxiliary name Finavia.
- Finavia Corporation begins operations on 1 January 2010.
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