Passenger record at Helsinki Airport last year
Last year, nearly 15 million passengers passed through Helsinki Airport. This growth in passenger volume made Helsinki Airport the strongest of all transit airports in Northern Europe.
Passenger volume at Helsinki Airport reached a total of 14.9 million, which is a record amount for Finland's flagship airport. This represented a growth of 15.5% over the previous year.
"The growth in passenger volume last year made Helsinki Airport the strongest of all transit airports in Northern Europe. Right now, we are investing heavily in our service offering and doing everything we can to maintain our leadership," says Kimmo Ruotsalainen SVP, Marketing and Airline Relations for Finavia. The success of Helsinki Airport lays the foundation for all air traffic in Finland.
International passenger volume at Helsinki Airport totalled 12.16 million (+14%) and domestic passenger volume was 2.7 million (+ 22.6%). Last year, the number of transit passengers and passengers travelling from Finland to Asia through Helsinki Airport rose to an historic high, totalling 1.63 million. International transit traffic accounts for approximately 25% of Helsinki Airport's total international passenger volume.
Helsinki Airport is Northern Europe's leading transit airport for traffic between Europe and Asia. Last year, passenger traffic to North America increased 45% over the previous year. This was the result of, for example, new direct service from Helsinki Airport to Chicago.