Helsinki Airport is evolving
Redevelopment of Helsinki Airport continues. There are several major renovation and redevelopment projects underway. Renovations are focused on existing waiting lounge and baggage areas. In addition, passenger and airline services will be improved and sustainable energy systems are being installed.
Basic renovation work on Terminal 2 will continue to the end of 2011. The airport and its services will be open normally for the duration of renovations.
The renovation work is being done in connection with implementation of the new, state-of-the-art baggage centre which was opened for service in December 2009. Its integration into the existing baggage handling systems required extensive alteration work in the terminal departure halls and on the service level.
The transport connections to the airport are currently going through a major change: a train service is being built and it will commence in 2014.
Check-in areas are being reneved and security check is even more smoothly
The reform and renovation work that was started in 2009 saw the completion of the check-in areas in June 2011. The check-in facilities are now more spacious and easy to use, and baggage is passed swiftly through the new baggage handling centre into aircraft.
The security control points will also be renovated. The aim is to increase the capacity of the security control which will make the departure on a journey faster and easier.
The former check-in area 400 at the end of Terminal 2 will be converted entirely into a security control area. The refurbishment begun in August 2011 and it will last until the end of the year.
Our press release will tell you more about the changes to improve the security control at Helsinki Airport.
Waiting areas and retail facilities near the gates receive a face lift
The gate areas in the old sections of the terminal will also be renovated. There will be new shops, cafés and restaurants at the airport. The look of existing retail outlets will also be modernized.
The aim is to offer a comfortable time for passengers while at Helsinki Airport and to create an enjoyable atmosphere for them before theri departure. The relocation of retail outlets will allow for more spacious passageways and more seats in the waiting areas.
When all work is finished, Helsinki Airport will have an entirely new look.