Helsinki Airport

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Helsinki Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport or simply Helsinki Airport, is the main international airport of the city of Helsinki, its surrounding metropolitan area, and the Uusimaa region. The airport is located in the neighboring city of Vantaa, about 5 kilometres west of Tikkurila, the administrative center of Vantaa and 9.2 NM north of Helsinki city center. The airport is operated by state-owned Finavia.

The airport is by far the busiest in Finland (with 20 times the traffic of the next-busiest, Oulu) and the fourth busiest in the Nordic countries in terms of passenger numbers. About 90% of Finland’s international air traffic passes through Helsinki Airport.

The airport is the main hub for Finnair, the flag carrier of Finland, and its subsidiary Nordic Regional Airlines. It is also a hub for CityJet (on behalf of SAS) and an operating base for Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SunClass Airlines and TUI fly Nordic. Helsinki Airport has around 50 regularly-operating airlines. The airport has around 80 scheduled destinations to other parts of Europe and 21 direct long-haul routes to Asia, the Middle East, and North America. There are also 35 charter destinations including numerous long-haul charter destinations. Currently, Helsinki Airport has two terminals with a total of 50 gates with jet bridges and 80 remote aircraft parking stands.

Originally built for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, the airport today provides jobs for 25,000 people and there are 1,500 companies that operate at this airport.

 

Airport News

Finavia introduces its winter maintenance beasts at Helsinki Airport

The kilometres of runways and apron areas at Helsinki Airport are maintained and kept in good condition throughout the snowy winter. This would not be possible without the huge and powerful special vehicles operated by …

Helsinki Airport’s terminal wins the Wood Award competition

The wooden suspended ceiling of the new terminal at Helsinki Airport has won Puuinfo’s Wood Award for 2022. The impressive wooden ceiling is made of Finnish spruce, and it creates a peaceful atmosphere at the …

Runway winter maintenance is like a carefully rehearsed dance routine – this is how Finavia looks after its snow-how all year round

For decades, Finavia has ensured that airports remain operational in any weather. This requires carefully practised steps, seamless cooperation and solid expertise. In a country where winter lasts almost six months, airports must be prepared to …

Finavia saves energy at its airports – temperature and lighting to be reduced in terminals

In order to cut energy consumption, Finavia will reduce the indoor temperature and lighting of terminals. “We are taking part in the national energy-saving campaign ‘Down a Degree’ to ensure that there will be enough energy …

Building information modelling of Finavia and its alliance partners selected as the best in the world

Finavia and its alliance partners have won the prestigious international award for the best building information modelling in the world. The award was granted to the building information modelling of the terminal extension at Helsinki …

Finavia develops the customer experience at its airports showing how data and people come together

Valuable data collected from passenger surveys and the observations made by Finavia’s customer service representatives are at the heart of developing the customer experience. Finavia continuously develops the customer experience at its airports. “We want to provide …

Helsinki Airport celebrates its 70th anniversary – from a modest wooden barrack to a calling card for Finland

In 70 years, Helsinki Airport has grown from a simple airport built in a formerly wooded area into one of the world’s leading airports in terms of its service quality. Located in Vantaa, the airport was …

Charging for electric cars is available in all parking halls at Helsinki Airport

Finavia has increased the number of charging stations for electric cars in the parking areas of Helsinki Airport. There are nearly 350 charging stations for electric cars available for passengers in the parking areas of Helsinki …

New restaurant world opened in the arrivals hall at Helsinki Airport – flavours of the world from six different kitchens

Finavia has been developing the restaurant services on offer in the new expanded terminal at Helsinki Airport. On 9 May, a restaurant world with six different kitchens opened in the new arrivals hall, serving all …

GLO Hotel Airport reopened at Helsinki Airport with new entrance and resting spaces

The hotel reopened at Helsinki Airport on 1 March. GLO Hotel Airport is the only hotel located in the Helsinki Airport terminal. As a part of the extension of Helsinki Airport, the route to GLO Hotel …

Helsinki Airport travel experience will be completely renewed in the spring and summer

The airport company Finavia will introduce next generation technology at Helsinki Airport to make security control quicker and easier. All flights will be centralised in one terminal, and the current Terminals 1 and 2 will …

Moomins moved into a new shop in Helsinki Airport’s arrivals hall

Moomin Shop, loved by families with children, now serves you in Helsinki Airport’s new arrivals hall and at Gate 40 after the passport control. Moomin Shop, which used to operate in the Schengen gate area, now …

Plaza Premium Group Launched the Second Plaza Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport

Plaza Premium Group, the pioneer in global airport hospitality, is pleased to announce the opening of the second Plaza Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport. This exciting new addition strengthens the Group’s strategic presence in Finland …

Dufry extends its duty-free and duty-paid concession at Helsinki Airport

Leading global travel retailer Dufry has successfully extended its contract to operate the dutyfree and duty-paid stores at Helsinki Airport in Finland for a further five years following its successful partnership with Finavia for the …

Finavia sees off the Finnish Olympic Team at Helsinki Airport

Team Finland’s journey to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing has begun. The first athletes and their support teams departed from Helsinki Airport on Wednesday, 26 January. In total, more than 100 Finnish athletes will …

Pre-booked parking to become ticketless in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas

From 1 February, Finavia will make parking ticketless in all of Helsinki Airport’s parking areas for those who have booked parking in advance. Starting from the beginning of February, customers who have booked parking in advance …

Prepare for congestion at Helsinki Airport and Lapland airports from 7 to 9 January

The busy travel season, checking of COVID-19 documents and reintroduction of internal border controls will cause queues at Helsinki Airport and Lapland airports during the weekend of 7–9 January. The busiest travel times by airport are …

Finland’s biggest airport names itself after all its visitors

Traditionally, airports around the world have been named in the honor of great men of the past. Now, Helsinki Airport is naming itself after all its visitors to show its dedication to its passengers and …

The opening of the new terminal 2 is celebrated at Helsinki Airport Today

The new Terminal 2 extension of Helsinki Airport will open to passengers today, Wednesday 1 December. On the opening day, passengers travelling through the airport will be greeted with small festivities in the departures and …

Finavia's investment programme receives the RIL Award 2021

The Helsinki Airport development programme project has received the RIL Award 2021 presented by the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL. This award is presented annually to the construction work, site or concept that best …

The renewed Helsinki Airport ─ Finavia to open the spectacular Terminal on 1 December

The new and shiny extension of Terminal 2 will open on 1 December 2021. In addition to the impressive main entrance and departures hall, the arrivals hall will also be opened. In the hall, the …

New parking hall opens at Helsinki Airport – solar power will be used to charge electric cars

Finavia will open a new parking hall at Helsinki Airport on 1 December, when Terminal 2's stunning new main entrance, arrivals hall and multimodal travel centre will be opened. The advance booking of P1 Premium …

Finavia extends the use of UVC disinfection technology to the handrails of escalators

At Helsinki Airport, the handrails of escalators will pass through a disinfection machine in the future. Finavia is installing Kone disinfection devices on the escalators of the Terminal 2 extension, which opens on 1 December …

Finavia is using new technology for reporting runway condition – data straight from landing airplanes

Finavia has started using NAVBLUE’s collaborative platform at six of its 20 airports: Helsinki, Oulu, Kittilä, Kuusamo, Ivalo, Rovaniemi. The airport company Finavia became the first airport company to adopt RunwaySense, NAVBLUE’s collaborative web-based platform for …

Helsinki Airport's non-Schengen area granted a prestigious sustainability certification

Finavia has been awarded the international BREEAM certification as proof of the development programme's comprehensive sustainability work concerning the expansion of the long-haul flight area. The development of Aukio and the West Pier as part …

Funding Secured for Fourth and Final Phase of Helsinki Airport Expansion

Finavia and The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) have signed a 15-year loan agreement of EUR 25 million to finance the fourth and final phase of the strategic investment programme, which includes the extension of the …

The domestic content of the Helsinki Airport Development Programme is 90%

– The Helsinki Airport Development Programme has been carried out using mostly domestic materials and labour. The spectacular wooden ceiling of the Terminal 2 extension is a unique example of Finnish carpentry. Finnishness is the common thread …

Contact

Helsinki Airport
01531 Vantaa
Finland
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