Finavia prepares for record Christmas travel to Lapland
Finavia’s airports in Lapland are preparing for the busy winter season, with air traffic volumes expected to the highest since 2007.
It is expected that 500 charter and scheduled flights will arrive at Lapland in December.
Measured by the number of charter flights, the busiest airports of the month will be Kittilä (150) and Rovaniemi (140), as in the year before, where the number of charter flights is expected to remain at the previous year’s level.
Instead, Ivalo is expected to grow significantly: the airport is expecting 93 charter flights, which is 36 more than last year.
Enontekiö is expecting 58 and Kuusamo 11 charter flights.
The steady annual growth in the number of charter flights shows how attractive winter destination Lapland has become.
Travel operators in Lapland have done a lot of work in developing travel products also for the summer season.
The results are now starting to show: Dutch Voigt Travel will bring new charter flights from the Netherlands to Rovaniemi in summer 2017, says Joni Sundelin, senior vice president at Finavia.
The first charter flight will land from London to Enontekiö on November 25th.
Before Christmas as many as 30 charter flights a day will land in Lapland.
The majority of tourists will come from Britain. In addition, there will be flights from Germany, Italy, the Neatherlands, France and Spain.