Helsinki Airport (HEL)

Helsinki Airport Terminal T1 expanding – new spaces opened for passenger use in the summer 2019

Passenger flows at Helsinki Airport are experiencing strong growth. As a part of the airport’s development programme, also the expansion work of Terminal T1...

Emergency evacuation on a Czech Airlines A319 at Helsinki Airport; smoke in the cabin

A Czech Airlines Airbus A319 (OK-PET) -with distinctive Skyteam livery- from Helsinki to Prague was evacuated just before take-off at Helsinki Airport after smoke...

Helsinki Airport preparing for Trump – Putin presidential summit on 16 July

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, are meeting in Finland on 16 July. The summit...

Japan Airlines celebrates 5 years at Helsinki-Vantaa

Japan Airlines’ first flight from Finland took off 1st July 2013. The milestone of Japan Airlines and Finavia’s cooperation was celebrated exactly five years...

Finnair opens a new year-round route to Hanover for summer 2019 and increases capacity to Dubai for winter 2018-2019

Continuing with its growth in the German market, Finnair will be launching a new route to Hanover, Germany, next summer. The new route will...

Passenger volumes at Helsinki Airport increasing faster than at other Nordic main airports

In March, the growth of passenger traffic at the main Nordic airports was the fastest at Helsinki Airport for the eleventh consecutive month....

Helsinki Airport’s route selection grows rapidly – see the list of all new routes

This year, connections from Finland’s largest airport to destinations around the world will again increase significantly. There will be new routes, additional flights to...

Lufthansa 50 years in Helsinki Airport

Lufthansa's first flight to Finland arrived from Frankfurt via Hamburg to Helsinki Airport on April 6, 1968. Finavia and Lufthansa celebrated the 50 years...

The 2018 SKYTRAX World Airport Awards: Helsinki Airport is the Best Airport in Northern Europe

Helsinki Airport has been voted the Best Airport in Northern Europe by passengers in the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards. The results were announced at...

easyJet launches route from Helsinki to Berlin Tegel

EasyJet will start direct scheduled flights from Helsinki Airport to Berlin on March 1. The flights will be operated daily with Airbus A320 aircraft year-round. “We...
Finnair 'oneworld' Embraer 190 - copyright Wim Peeters

Finnair opens direct flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus

Finnair is expanding its network and will open a direct, year-round route between Helsinki and Minsk on June 9, 2018. Flights between Helsinki and...

Finnair extends the operating period for its Chicago and San Francisco routes

Finnair is extending the operating period for both its Chicago and San Francisco routes during the upcoming fall. The Helsinki-Chicago route will be extended...

More routes from Helsinki Airport to popular summer destinations in Europe with Norwegian

Norwegian continues its growth and plans to add more flights to popular European summer destinations this year.   In 2018, Norwegian is expanding its fleet with...

Turkish Airlines will add a wide-body aircraft to Helsinki route: More seats for passengers

Turkish Airlines will operate one of its daily Helsinki-Istanbul flights with a wide-body passenger aircraft as of 25 March 2018. Turkish Airlines operates flights to...

Lucky Air to commence flights at Helsinki Airport more flights between China and Europe

The role of Helsinki Airport as a hub between Europe and Asia strengthens as Chinese Lucky Air commences flights to Finland in winter 2018....

World’s longest layover in HEL #LIFEINHEL

Helsinki Airport has been awarded as the best airport in the world*. In order to prove this, a Chinese influencer Ryan Zhu is going...

More flights between Barcelona and Helsinki with Vueling

Spanish airline Vueling will add more flights to Helsinki in winter season 2017–2018 Vueling has been operating the route between Barcelona and Helsinki previously in...

New air traffic records met in Finland: The amount of passengers increasing rapidly

In Finland, Finavia’s airports have attracted a record number of passengers this year. In the first half of 2017, there were in total of...

The new expansion of Helsinki Airport was inaugurated on the anniversary of the airport

The new south pier of Helsinki Airport was opened for passengers and air traffic on Monday, 10 July. The first flight from the majestic...

A new Finland-Morocco route to open: as of November, Norwegian will be flying from Helsinki to Marrakesh

The new connection between Helsinki Airport and Morocco opens on 1 November, with one flight a week to Marrakesh. “Finnish passengers are very interested in...