The major phases of the runway paving work at the airport are scheduled for the summer, when there will be less air traffic than at other times. Due to the renovation, Joensuu Airport will be closed from 22 June to 9 July 2020. It is hoped the repairs will cause as little inconvenience as possible to passengers and operators during this less busy period.
The safety zones at the ends of the runways will be extended in connection with the paving work. The total cost of the renovation is approximately EUR 1.1 million.
There are regular scheduled flights from Joensuu Airport to Helsinki. In addition, charter flights are available, especially to and from European holiday destinations. In 2019, over 126,000 passengers travelled through Joensuu Airport, making it the 10th busiest Finavia airport in terms of passenger numbers.