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Finavia unveils immersive digital experience as part of Helsinki Airport terminal extension

Finnish airport operator Finavia has officially opened its new 33,400m² (360,000ft²) extension at Helsinki Airport, nicknamed Aukio. The key feature of the new extension is the event plaza where a digital spatial experience immerses passengers and enables them to experience all four seasons of the great Finnish outdoors. Joni Sundelin, Helsinki Airport director, Finavia, said, […]

Finavia’s Investment at Helsinki Airport Enters a New Phase

For Helsinki Airport, the year 2019 will be transformative. Within the next year, the airport will face more reformations and changes than ever before. In January, the front of Terminal 2 will become the focal point of expansion work. The construction work will affect traffic arrangements and the mobility of passengers. “Next year, we will […]

Plaza Premium Lounge opening at Helsinki Airport in February 2019

Helsinki Airport’s wide range of services will be topped up with a new pay-in lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge, opening in February 2019 at non-Schengen terminal as a part of the terminal extension opens. The new lounge operator was selected through a public tendering process. Being ranked as the best airport in Northern Europe, Finavia continues […]

Finavia is expanding the baggage handling system at Helsinki Airport

By the end of 2019, when it is completed, the expansion will increase the capacity, safety and flow of baggage with over 3 kilometres of new baggage handling belt and 50% more capacity. This renewal is part of Finavia’s 1 billion euro investment programme at Helsinki Airport. Finavia’s System Manager Timo Salminen is responsible for […]

Finavia launches expansion and modernization program for Lapland airports

State-owned Finnish airport operator Finavia has committed to investing €55m (US$66m) in expanding and modernizing Rovaniemi, Kittilä and Ivalo airports in Lapland, with work beginning with immediate effect. Kimmo Mäki, CEO of Finavia, said, “Finavia’s large-scale investment will enable the further growth of Lapland’s tourism industry and increase Finland’s accessibility and competitiveness. With this development […]

Finavia trialling virtual interpreting service for Chinese and Russian passengers

Airport operator Finavia is piloting a virtual interpreting service for the Chinese and Russian languages at its Helsinki and Rovaniemi airports in Finland. The digital interpreters help passengers and service providers at airports to circumnavigate the language barrier. Tulka, a Finnish mobile interpreting service, and Finavia, the operator of 21 Finnish airports, have launched a […]

Helsinki Airport goes solar energy – Finavia supports the international climate agreement through its climate programme

Finavia has decided to speed up its ambitious climate programme. The aim is to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions caused by the operations of all of the company’s 21 airports to zero by 2020. Through its airport network, Finavia is a key party to the commitment of European airport companies to have 100 carbon-neutral airports in […]

Finavia recruits 200 test passengers to assess the new Helsinki Airport facilities – A role play inspired event at the airport

A new era of travel will soon be here when Finavia opens the new magnificent south wing of Helsinki Airport during summer 2017. Before the opening, Finavia will arrange a role play inspired event at the airport. During the day 200 volunteers have the chance to test that the south wing operations work as they […]

Construction work begins on west wing expansion at Helsinki Airport

Construction has now begun on the west wing of Helsinki Airport. Its new passenger facilities will be the heart of the terminal expansion. The west wing represents some EUR 300 million of the Finnish airport operator Finavia’s substantial total investment of EUR 900 million. The first part of the west wing to be built is […]

WHSmith to open stores at Helsinki Airport

The state-owned airport maintenance firm Finavia announced that the British retail chain WHSmith will open their first-ever shops in Finland at Helsinki Airport towards the end of this year. The UK-based chain of newsstand convenience stores WHSmith is scheduled to open four outlets at Helsinki Airport between late 2016 and early 2017, according to Finnish […]