Monday January 18, 2021

Kittilä Airport’s renovation completes

Published : 13 Jan 2021, 02:44

Updated : 13 Jan 2021, 10:31

  DF Report

Kittilä Airport. File Photo: Finavia.

The renovation works of Kittilä Airport, which included luggage handling, check-in, and security control are completed, said Finavia, the company that operates the country’s airports in a press release.

The renovation of Kittilä Airport is part of Finavia’s EUR 60 million investment in airports in Lapland.

Kittilä Airport’s share in the investment programme is around one-third, EUR 20 million.

“We believe that these investments will be necessary as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. The renewed Kittilä Airport offers premium passenger comfort and smooth travelling. As soon as travel bounces back after the pandemic, we are ready,” said Finavia’s Airport Network Senior Vice President Jani Jolkkonen.

The renewed check-in is the element that is most visible to passengers. For example, the number of counters is increased from eight to 14. Security control is provided with new technical solutions, such as ticket inspection machines and passenger scanners. After the renewal, moving through the security control will be even smoother than before.

Baggage handling underwent the largest renewal when a more efficient baggage sorting system and scanner were installed at the airport. The terminal’s baggage handling area was also increased by 750 square metres.

The new premises and technologies will make the loading of outbound baggage faster and serve passengers travelling with skiing equipment and pushchairs.