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Kuopio Airport

The new Air Traffic Control tower
Airport information
Airport typePublic / Military
ServesKuopio, Finland
LocationSiilinjärvi, Finland
Elevation98 m (323 ft)

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Kuopio Airport is an airport in Siilinjärvi, Finland, about 14 km (8.7 mi) north of Kuopio city centre.

It is currently the seventh busiest airport in Finland (inland airports: third, after Tampere and Rovaniemi), as measured by the number of passengers (ca. 254,000 in 2010). , Kuopio Airport was one of only five profitable airports in Finland, thanks to shared use of the runways by the Karelian Air Command of the Finnish Air Force and civilian airlines.

Kuopio Airport was chosen as the Airport of the Year in Finland in 2004.

Kuopio Airport was completed in November 1939. Flight operations started in May 1940. It was used by the Luftwaffe during World War II (1942 - 43).

During the Continuation War the runways were made from plywood.

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