Savonlinna Airport is a town and a municipality of 35,504 (31 March 2016) inhabitants in the southeast of Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region. The Finnish name of the town means "Castle of Savonia" and the Swedish name means "New Castle". The city was founded in 1639, based on Olavinlinna castle. The castle was founded by Erik Axelsson Tott in 1475 in an effort to protect Savonia and to control the unstable border between the Kingdom of Sweden and its Russian adversary. During the Russo-Swedish War (1741–1743), the castle was captured by Field-Marshal Peter Lacy.
Savonlinna Airport code (SVL)
Airport Name: Savonlinna Airport
Airport Keywords: Savonlinna
Airport (IATA) Code: SVL