Finavia invested in the development of Lapland airports also in 2014. With the latest development programme, Finavia’s investment in Lapland’s tourism industry in the last few years increased to nearly EUR 100 million.
Finavia’s goal is to improve customer experience at its airports in Lapland, increase the service level and capacity as well as secure safe traffic.
Part of the investments were used for environmental protection. Finavia made the recovery of the glycol used in aircraft de-icing more efficient and can thereby continuously decrease the environmental impact of air traffic.
Rovaniemi Airport’s passenger terminal expansion
Finavia carried out a massive expansion at Rovaniemi Airport. Passenger facilities expanded over 75 %, from 6,000 to 10,500 square metres.
The new facilities make the terminal more spacious and comfortable, and the service offering also increased. Modern passenger facilities were added to the baggage reclaim area and other areas, and the café area was quadrupled in size.
The airport’s hourly capacity increased from three planes to five planes. A new passenger boarding bridge that makes boarding faster was installed in the terminal which means that currently Rovaniemi Airport has three passenger boarding bridges.
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A few years earlier (in 2014), Finavia invested in Rovaniemi Airport and its terminal spaces and services and customer experience.
Investments at Kittilä Airport
The expansion added a total of 2,000 square metres of new space to the terminal. The new facilities include services such as a second café and children’s play area.
New improvement were also made in baggage handling, check-in and passport control areas.
Finavia increased the capacity and smoothness of air traffic by building two new taxiways: a short one and a long one. In addition, the number of aircraft stands was increased from six to 12.
Read more: Expanded Kittilä Airport welcomes travellers to Lapland.
In 2014, Finavia invested in the terminal facilities and customer experience at Kittilä Airport.
Kittilä Airport has been granted Sustainable Travel Finland label as a recognition of valuable and long-term work for sustainable tourism.
The development of Ivalo Airport
At Ivalo Airport the number of aircraft stands nearly doubled the aircraft parking capacity and thus increased the smoothness of air traffic. Passenger facilities expanded by 1,000 square metres. Read more in our news room: The northernmost airport in Finland is expanding
In 2014 Finavia invested heavily in Ivalo Airport. Back then, the terminal space was increased and refurbished, service level was improved and apron was renovated.
Finavia’s development programmes and investments in recent years
- Helsinki Airport Development Programme 2014-2023
- Jyväskylä Airport runway development 2020
- Pori Airport runway renovation 2019
- Helsinki Airport apron renovation 2018-2020
- Lapland investment programme 2018-2019
- Tampere-Pirkkala investment programme 2018-2019
- Oulu Airport development 2017-2018
- Airport network investment programme 2014 (Turku, Tampere-Pirkkala, Ivalo, Rovaniemi)