Finnish airport operator Finavia will focus on developing regional airports in Lapland for its investment program in 2015. The company will invest nearly €25m (US$29.8m) in projects at Ivalo, Kittilä, Rovaniemi, Vaasa, Mariehamn and Joensuu airports.
The bulk of the investment will be used to restructure traffic areas and buildings as well as improving the facilities and visual appearance of the terminals. Further self-service options will also be introduced to improve the passenger experience.
Joni Sundelin, director for airport networks at Finavia, said, “Finland has received a great deal of international recognition for its airports – the latest body to express such positive views is the World Economic Forum. We want to ensure that competitive airports will continue to support the development of Finnish air traffic in the best possible way. This is why we will continue the systematic development of Finland’s airports. Capacity expansion will not be a priority in 2015 as the focus will be on renovation and service quality. In fact, Finnish airports could already handle many times more air traffic than today.”