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How the Forest-Themed West Pier is Helping Helsinki Airport Compete

Five jet bridges, 13,000 square metres of additional space, two new restaurants, a premium-class lounge and a new child care room will raise Helsinki Airport’s long-haul flight services to an unprecedented level. “The opening of Helsinki Airport’s West Pier comes at a very good time as Finnair’s successful Asian strategy continues to increase the number […]

Here come the 37-ton “Panthers” – Introducing the new rescue vehicles of Helsinki Airport

Efficient, safe and easy to drive. The new heavy-weight fire-rescue vehicles, Rosenbauer Panthers, have been taken into use by Finavia’s own rescue service at Helsinki Airport The fire rescue equipment of Helsinki Airport’s own rescue service was recently updated with new Rosenbauer Panther vehicles. Their predecessors served the airport for 16 years, and were either […]

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 […]