Eurowings and Air France will launch direct flights from Düsseldorf and Paris to Kittila in December
German airline Eurowings and French airline Air France launch direct flights from Düsseldorf and Paris to Kittila. Eurowings will start operating on December 24 and the connection will operate once a week on Saturdays until March 25. Air France will launch direct flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport to Kittilä Airport on December 10 and will operate until March 12.
– We are happy that Air France and Eurowings are expanding their flight offer to Kittilä! Last year’s busy winter season and higher number of charter flights than in 2019 showed that tourism in Lapland continues to grow, according to Jani Jolkkonendirector of airport networks at Finavia.
Airlines have noticed an increase in demand from Central Europe to Finnish Lapland. Among international visitors last winter, the most frequent Central European visitors to Levi were from the UK, France and the Netherlands, according to the overnight stay register. In addition to visitors from the UK and Germany, who have been visiting Levi for a long time, Dutch, Belgian and Spanish visitors have also shown growing interest. Düsseldorf’s regional sphere of influence includes not only the German-speaking population, but also Belgians and Dutch.
– We welcome these new international connections as they will help us smooth out seasonal variations in demand during the winter and support travel towards year-round tourism. Finns always have holidays at the same time, so we want to attract international guests during these in-between times. The international guests we welcome in the interim periods are also a new and different target group, for which we have a lot to offer here in the north. It’s great to see the appeal of Lapland in practice with the increase in scheduled flights. Kittilä Airport not only serves the region’s ski resorts, such as Levi and Ylläs, but also visitors to Muonio and Enontekiö, explains Satu PesonenCEO of Visit Levi.
Kittilä is very well located in terms of accessibility, because during the next winter season direct flights from Central Europe will be operated not only by Eurowings and Air France, but also by Lufthansa and AirBaltic, which serve Kittilä in the past. Airline routes will continue to operate due to good demand and both airlines will fly once a week on Saturdays from December 17. AirBaltic flies from Riga to Kittilä until March 11 and Lufthansa from Munich to Kittilä until March 25.
Continuity will also be sought for all existing international connections, for example for the next summer and autumn seasons, in order to better serve the target all year round for the north.
Source: Visit Levi