Vaasa Airport (Finnish: Vaasan lentoasema, Swedish: Vasa flygplats) (IATA: VAA, ICAO: EFVA) is located in Vaasa, Finland, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south-east of Vaasa city centre. It is the 6th biggest airport in Finland in terms of passengers. In 2018, 315,900 passengers traveled via the airport.
|Elevation AMSL||6 m / 21 ft|
The airport was opened in 1938 when Aero began passenger traffic, which was later interrupted by the war. In 1945 the airport building was completed and passenger routes were reopened.
The airport took it current shape in the 1950s, when the runway was extended to 1,800 metres and the airport building was expanded. In 1951 Vaasa Airport got its first international connection as Veljekset Karhumäki opened a route to Sundsvall in Sweden. In 1971 the runway was extended to 2,000 metres and Finnair began jet traffic with DC-9 aircraft.
In 1993 the third and most significant expansion at the airport was completed, with the airport getting separate facilities for domestic and international traffic and with a significant improvement of the airport's services. In 1998 Vaasa Airport took a step towards more international aviation, as the runway was extended to 2,500 metres in October. In 2014 the terminal's renovation was completed: a new baggage claim hall, security control rearrangement, another café and a new store.
Regular airlines at Vaasa airport are Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines. The airport is also served by several charters with destinations to Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Thailand.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Aegean Airlines||Seasonal charter: Chania|
|Sunclass Airlines||Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria|
|Year||Domestic passengers||International passengers||Total passengers||Change|
|Means of transport||Operator||Route||Destinations||Website||Notes|
|Bus||Vaasa Local Traffic||4, 10||Market Square (Finnish: Kauppatori, Swedish: Salutorget)||www.vaasanpaikallisliikenne.fi||Every hour on weekdays|
- "EFVA Vaasa" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 5 May 2011. pp. EFVA AD 2.1, 1–14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
Media related to Vaasa Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Finavia – Vaasa Airport
- AIP Finland – Vaasa Airport
- Current weather for EFVA at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for EFVA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for VAA at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Accident history for VAA at Aviation Safety Network
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