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Flight operations at Kuopio Airport to stay suspended on June 24-Aug 6

Published : 07 Feb 2024, 02:44

Updated : 07 Feb 2024, 03:06

  DF Report
Photo: Finavia.

Flight operations to and from Kuopio Airport will remain suspended from June 24 to August 6 due to renovation work, said country´s airports operator Finavia in a press release on Tuesday.

The renovation has been timed in such a way that the impact on air travel will be as small as possible. During the break in flights, the nearest airports serving passengers will be the Joensuu, Savonlinna and Jyväskylä airports, from which there is an onward connection to Helsinki Airport.

After the break has ended, the renovation will be carried out in the airport area. This will have no impact on air traffic.

Finavia will carry out the final phase of the exceptionally extensive runway and taxiway renovation at Kuopio Airport in the summer of 2024.

In total, the value of the three-year investment will rise to nearly EUR 20 million, of which the share of the work done in 2024 is about EUR 13 million.

“Finavia’s investment in the renovation and development of the runway and taxiways of Kuopio Airport is very significant in terms of its size. We are very pleased that this year we will be able to carry out the final phase of the large-scale project, which will ensure smooth flight operations well into the future,” said Mari Nurminen, Finavia’s Vice President, Central and Eastern Finland Airports.