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Kuusamo Airport's runway renovation

Flight operations to stay suspended on Aug 12-30

30 May 2019, 01:34 ( 4 Months ago) | updated: 30 May 2019, 10:31 ( 4 Months ago)

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Flight operations at Kuusamo Airport will remain suspended from August 12 to August 30 for runway renovation, said a Finavia press release on Wednesday.

“This summer, we will be resurfacing the runway at Kuusamo Airport. For this reason, there will be no flights to or from the airport for three weeks. We have chosen this time for the asphalt work so that it will have the smallest impact possible on air traffic. We apologise to passengers and airlines for any inconvenience,” said Jani Jolkkonen, Finavia’s senior vice president responsible for business operations of regional airports.

During the three-week renovation work, passengers travelling to Kuusamo may temporarily travel through Rovaniemi Airport. Finavia has arranged a bus service between Rovaniemi and Kuusamo airports. The bus service is free of charge.

The resurfacing of the runway at Kuusamo Airport is part of yearly maintenance

At Finavia’s airports, the runways are, on average, 2.5 kilometres long and 45–60 metres wide. The runway at Kuusamo Airport falls under this average neatly. It is 2.5 kilometres long and 45 metres wide.

The cost of the Kuusamo runway resurfacing is nearly one million euro. The modernisation of the runway is a larger investment of about 10–15 million euro.