Basic information

  • Annual passenger and landing statistics of the airport are published on Finavia's Traffic Statistics page.
  • The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.


  • 1949: Construction work on a new airport in Oulunsalo begins as the previously used Oritkari airfield proves to be too small for modern aircrafts.
  • 1953: The airport is completed. Aero begins operating to Helsinki with DC-3 aircrafts.
  • 1958: The first airport and flight traffic control building is completed. The main runway is paved with asphalt.1964: Jet traffic to Oulu begins.
  • 1973: The new terminal building is opened. It was designed by K. Ström & O. Tuomisto architects, who also designed the airport building at Helsinki-Vantaa, which opened in 1969.
  • 1984: The annual number of passenger reaches 300,000.
  • 1994: The passenger terminal is expanded to accommodate a million passengers annually.
  • 1998: The new air traffic control tower is completed.
  • 2002: The airport building's latest expansion is opened to public in September.
  • 2011: The new extension of Oulu Airport is introduced in September.
  • 2014: Airport of the year
  • 2016: Airport of the year