The runway, the taxiways and the apron of Kittilä Airport will be resurfaced. At the same time, the safety areas at the ends of the runway will be renovated and the sewer system of the airport repaired. More parking space will be built in the landside. The value of the investment totals more than EUR 3 million.
Free bus connection for air passengers during the runway renovation
Air passengers are provided with a daily, free bus transportation between Kittilä and Rovaniemi while Kittilä Airport is closed during the renovation on 4–30 August 2015. The bus operates the route once a day in each direction.
- From Kittilä Airport to Rovaniemi: For the Finnair flight AY428 Rovaniemi–Helsinki, scheduled to depart Rovaniemi at 1.50 p.m.
- From Rovaniemi to Kittilä: From Finnair flight AY427, scheduled to arrive at Rovaniemi at 1.20 p.m.
The bus transportation departs Kittilä Airport three hours before the departure time of the flight, at 10.50 a.m. The bus will stop at Kittilä Matkahuolto and continue to Rovaniemi Airport. The bus will arrive at Rovaniemi Airport at about 12.50 p.m. The ride from Rovaniemi to Kittilä Airport will depart about half an hour after the flight has landed.
Service provider: Tilausliikenne Olli Ky, tel. +358 40 489 0000
Kittilä Airport customer service: +358 200 14 919 (EUR 1.18 / min + local call charge)
Prepared for traffic growth
Finavia is determined to continue to invest in the airports in Lapland since air traffic volumes are expected to grow in future especially thanks to the outlook for tourism. Last year, Kittilä Airport experienced a transformation inside the terminal when the services were reformed and the interior was made more comfortable.
“With the renovation, we want to ensure that air traffic is smooth and, for our part, provide good preconditions for the growth of air traffic in Lapland. In addition to Finavia, the economic regions and local travel agents play a significant role in promoting tourism. The introduction of a new route for the next winter season is a good example of this, as Lufthansa starts flights between Kittilä and Munich,” says Martti Oinas, Finavia's regional manager in Lapland.
Finavia has implemented an extensive and ongoing investment programme for its airport network for the period 2013–2015. In 2015, approximately EUR 25 million will be invested in network airports, and the estimated employment effect of the investments is 350 person-years. The entire investment programme will bring almost 1,700 person-years' worth of work to the areas surrounding the key regional airports.