Major expansion planned for Northern Finland’s airports

It aims to raise the number of passengers using airports in Lapland and nearby Kuusamo to two million annually by 2030. That’s up from the 1.3 million people who passed through the region’s airports. Finavia plans to spend 55 million euros to expand the airports this year and next. The biggest investment of €25 million will go to the airport in Rovaniemi, capital of Finnish Lapland. Kittilä will receive €20 million, while Ivalo in the far north is to get €10 million. The expansion work is to begin immediately this month and be wrapped up by the end of 2019. Finavia CEO Kimmo Mäki says that the new expenditures are essential. “The information we have about the next season’s air links shows that demand will continue to grow. As needed, we’re also ready to make other, smaller investments in the coming years,” he said. - The Barents Observer -



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