Facts about Oulu Airport

Oulu Airport is part of the Finavia airport network. Serving the bustling technology and university city of Oulu, it is the second busiest airport in Finland.


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.

    Finavia's Traffic Statistics


  • 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