In December, a total of 724 chartered flights flew to Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Ivalo, Enontekiö and Kuusamo. This is 55 fewer than in 2018.
The single greatest reason behind the decline was the Thomas Cook bankruptcy in September 2019. In addition, the uncertainty brought on by Brexit has surely affected the willingness of Brits to travel.
Despite the slight decrease in flight numbers, Jani Jolkkonen, Finavia’s Senior Vice President, Airport Network, is satisfied with this season.
“We have tracked the development of the number of chartered flights throughout the autumn, and we are happy with the number of flights that was affected by everything going in the UK in particular,” says Jolkkonen.
“In recent years, we have strongly invested in Lapland airports, especially Rovaniemi, Ivalo and Kittilä and, of course, we hope that passengers are satisfied with the renovations. We have received plenty of positive feedback regarding the increased terminal space and new services, among other things,” adds Jolkkonen.
Number of chartered flights per airport
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