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).
The business operations were handed over to the new company on 1 January 2016. The regionalisation project of Lappeenranta Airport is part of the implementation of the Air Transport Strategy prepared by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
At the signing of the deeds (from left): Olli Naukkarinen, General Manager of the Saimaa Airport Foundation with Anneli Kiljunen, Chair of the Board;Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communication; Kari Savolainen, CEO of Finavia; Kari Korkiakoski, Chair of the Board of Lappeenranta Airport Plc, and Petteri Lehti, General Manager of Lappeenranta Airport.