Facts about Jyväskylä Airport

Finavia maintains and develops the Finnish airport network. At the Nordic level, it has the highest number of direct flights to Asia. The airport serves passengers travelling to Jyväskylä, a busy university city, and its surrounding region in Central Finland. Jyväskylä Airport has a long history in military aviation and even today, the nearby Airforce Academy in Tikkakoski makes up a significant part of the airport's traffic.

Basic Information

  • Annual passenger and landing statistics of the airport are published on Finavia's Traffic Statistics page.
  • The airport's runway is 2,600 metres long.

    See Finavia's Traffic Statistics

History

  • 1939: Jyväskylä airport is founded as an air force base.
  • 1945: First commercial flight from Jyväskylä airport.
  • 1946: A regular route to Jyväskylä is opened.
  • 1960: The first terminal building is completed.
  • 1988: The new passenger terminal is completed.
  • 2004: The airport's passenger terminal is renovated and expanded.