Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport

Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport (Swedish: Karleby-Jakobstad flygplats, Finnish: Kokkola-Pietarsaaren lentoasema; IATA: KOK, ICAO: EFKK) is located in Kronoby, Finland, about 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of Kokkola city centre and 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-east of Jakobstad city centre.

Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport

Karleby-Jakobstad flygplats
Kokkola-Pietarsaaren lentoasema
Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport 2017.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFinavia
ServesKokkola, Jakobstad
LocationKronoby
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Elevation AMSL85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates63°43′13″N 023°08′21″E / 63.72028°N 23.13917°E / 63.72028; 23.13917Coordinates: 63°43′13″N 023°08′21″E / 63.72028°N 23.13917°E / 63.72028; 23.13917
Websitekokkola-pietarsaariairport.fi
Map
KOK is located in Finland
KOK
KOK
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
11/29 700 2,297 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers68,636
Landings1,486
Source: AIP Finland[1]
Statistics from Finavia[2]

OverviewEdit

The airport opened to traffic in 1960, when Aero began operating a route between Helsinki and Kokkola-Pietarsaari, then Kruunupyy Airport. In 1964 the first airport and air traffic control building are completed.

In 1991 the airport's runway is extended to 2,500 metres, while in 1997 the terminal's expansion is completed.

Until March 1, 2010, the name of the airport was Kruunupyy Airport or Kronoby Airport.[3]

In 2010, about 80,000 passengers traveled via the airport.[2] Scheduled serviced to Helsinki Airport is flown by Nordic Regional Airlines (Norra), operated as a code-share with Finnair. Finnair ended its own flights to Kokkola-Pietarsaari on 29 October 2010. Flights to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport by Nextjet began on 8 February 2014, with some flights being operated via Pori Airport. During winters, the airport is also used by charter flight airliners with a destination to southern Europe. The airport has two runways.

In 2012 the main runway was paved and the airport's lighting system was replaced.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
Nordic Regional Airlines Helsinki, Kemi-Tornio

StatisticsEdit

Annual passenger statistics for Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport[4]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2005 84,548 13,967 98,515 −0.8%  
2006 85,798 12,378 98,176 −0.3%  
2007 84,615 11,402 96,017 −2.2%  
2008 88,008 10,315 98,323 +2.2%  
2009 81,634 10,563 92,197 −6.2%  
2010 76,979 3,202 80,181 −13.0%  
2011 87,384 7,300 94,684 +18.1%  
2012 60,476 26,600 87,076 −8%  
2013 51,790 17,201 68,991 −20,8%  
2014 48,478 20,191 68,669 −0,5%  
2015 69,534 18,505 88,039 28,2%  
2016 69,433 19,333 88,766 0,8%  
2017 [5] 60,681 19,138 79,819 -10,1%  
2018 [6] 57,286 11,350 68,636 -14%  

Ground transportationEdit

Means of transport at Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport
Means of transport Operator Route Destinations Website Notes
  Taxi Dahl Citybus Airport Taxi Kokkola
  Taxi City Taxi Jeppis Airport Taxi Pietarsaari www.citytaxijeppis.fi Pre-book necessary

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EFKK Kokkola-Pietarsaari" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Vantaa: Finavia. 13 December 2012. pp. EFKK AD 2.1, 1–12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Kruunupyy Airport to be changed to Kokkola-Pietarsaari". Vantaa: Finavia. 25 February 2010. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Traffic statistics – Passengers". Finavia. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf
  6. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf

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