Finland has reopened to national traffic 3 airports that remained closed due to the collapse of air traffic caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
As the main Finnish airport operator (Finavia) explained in a press release, these are the Ivalo and Kittilä aerodromes (both in Lapland) and Kuusamo (in the North Ostrobothnia region). All three have reopened their doors in August as commercial flights to these destinations have resumed.
"Ivalo, Kittilä, and Kuusamo Airports welcome passengers once again," says Finavia. Tampere airport is also planning on reopening its doors to passengers in September, as flights are planned to continue.
This is not yet a complete and permanent opening. The terminals of these three airports are open to passengers according to flight schedules, which means they are open during the time that flights arrive and depart from the airports.
International and domestic flights
Currently, in Finland international flights are being operated just from Helsinki, Turku, and Mariehamn (in the Äland archipelago) airports.
In addition to Ivalo, Kittilä, and Kuusamo airports, domestic flights are operated from Oulu, Vaasa, Kuopio, and Rovaniemi. Tampere and Jyväskylä airports are open for cargo, ambulance flights, and the Finnish military activities.
Restaurants and other services at these airports are open only whenever flights arrive and depart.