Europe’s biggest low cost carrier Ryanair returns to Lappeenranta next spring with a weekly flight to Athens.
Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece with 4.2 million inhabitants. About 40 percent of the country's population lives in the Aegean vastest area. Ryanair flies from Athens airport to a number of destinations in the Greek archipelago and many other destinations in Europe.
As of the beginning of this year, Lappeenranta Airport is regionally owned. Finavia, the City of Lappeenranta and the Regional Council of South Karelia decided to transfer the ownership of Lappeenranta Airport property and its business operations, previously owned by Finavia, to Saimaan lentoasema-säätiö sr (the Saimaa Airport Foundation) and to a new company entitled Lappeenrannan Lentoasema Oy (Lappeenranta Airport Plc).