Helsinki Airport celebrates its 60th anniversary June 7 with retro flights, a new viewing terrace and much more
Helsinki Airport was opened for the 1952 Summer Olympics. The airport is celebrating its 60th anniversary by organising a diverse programme of unique events for aviation enthusiasts.
Anniversary programme, 7 June 2012
A new viewing terrace will be opened at 7.00 a.m. The terrace will host a fascinating photo exhibition featuring combinations of colour photographs from last spring and old black-and-white pictures of the airport.
Retro flights and fly bys. Several airlines will celebrate the anniversary by flying their retro aeroplanes. The Finnish Air Force and DC 3 Association will fly by over the runway 2.
at 07.35 Finnair's retroplane, take-off
at 10.00 Finnish Air Force (Fouga Magister jet trainer), fly by
at 11.05 Finnair's retro plane, landing
at 12.00 Finnish Air Force (Hornet) and DC Association (DC3), fly by
at 12.20 Finnair's retro plane, take-off
at 12.45 Aer Lingus' retro plane, landing
at 12.50 KLM's retro plane, landing
at 13.15 Lufthansa's retro plane, landing
at 13.30 Aer Lingus' retro plane, take-off
at 14.00 KLM's and Lufthansa's retro planes, take-off
at 14.55 Finnair's retroplane, landing
at 17.05 Finnair's retroplane, take-off
at 17.25 Turkish Airlines' Globally Yours logo plane, landing
at 18.25 Turkish Airlines' Globally Yours logo plane, take-off
at 19.25 LOT's Move your imagination plane, landing
at 20.10 LOT's Move your imagination plane, take-off
at 22.40 Finnair's retro plane, landing
Lufthansa's retro crew in terminal 1 at 9.30-11.
Birthday cake and coffee will be served at 13-15 hrs in Terminal 2, Arrivals hall 2A. Welcome!
Behind-the-scenes tours, 4–7 June, will be conducted of the movement area (apron). Two 1-hour tours will be offered each day between Monday, 4 June and Thursday, 7 June. The tours are fully booked.
Other events during summer
The atmosphere of days gone by can also be enjoyed at restaurants and cafés at Helsinki Airport. Read more
- The Wine & View bar will serve special wines and cognac from 1952.
- Fly Inn restaurant will celebrate the anniversary with a special HelsinkiMenu.