Visit Oulu CEO Yrjötapio Kivisaari and BusinessOulu Public Affairs Manager Juuso Rönnholm visited the Routes World air traffic event in the United States. They met with several airlines, airport representatives, and other operators of the industry.
"Finding new connections is a lengthy process, but are confident after these meetings. The Oulu region is particularly interesting as a winter holiday destination, European Capital of Culture year for 2026 brings us credibility, and there is trust in the willingness of local people to travel," Yrjötapio Kivisaari says.
"Oulu Airport is the second busiest in Finland but without regular and direct international connections at the moment. It is important that we establish discourse with airlines about the possibilities and potential of our region. It is beneficial to meet with deciding people and bodies of the industry and maintain these connections. The event offered us valuable information and contacts to continue this work," he continues.
Visit Oulu, BusinessOulu, and other stakeholders in the region continue their work to establish international flight connections to Oulu.
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