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Rovaniemi Airport's runway in Lapland to be renovated in summer 2016

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Finavia will invest in safe air traffic and the preconditions for tourism in Lapland by renovating the air traffic areas of Rovaniemi Airport in summer 2016.

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Rovaniemi Airport is the third busiest airport in Finland, and its passenger volume is on the rise.

The runway, the taxiways and the apron of Rovaniemi Airport will be resurfaced in the renovation. In addition, the runway lighting system will be replaced and the rainwater sewerage will be repaired.

Aircraft ramps on the apron will be replaced and repaired, and the taxiways at the ends of the runway will be improved to be more suitable for wide-bodied aircraft.

“Rovaniemi Airport is an important gate to Lapland, and this shows in the higher passenger volume. The renovation is for making sure that air traffic to the north is effective and to enable good preconditions for the growth of air traffic in Lapland”, says Joni Sundelin, director at Finavia.

In the renovation, Finavia invests about €13 million in tourism in Lapland. The renovation will be implemented gradually.

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