Helsinki Airport (HEL)

Helsinki Airport broke yet another record: the 20 million passenger milestone surpassed on 13 December

The 20 millionth passenger of the year visited Helsinki Airport today. This historical milestone is the climax of the unprecedented growth in the past...
Finnair Airbus A320

Finnair to add capacity on both Moscow and St. Petersburg routes

Finnair will add a new daily frequency year-round on both its routes to Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia as of March 31, 2019. The flights will be flown with an Embraer 190 aircraft. The new additions will bring the total...

[Trip Report] From Brussels to Kajaani (Kainuu region, Finland) and back with Finnair

OUTBOUND FLIGHTS For a three-day visit of the Kainuu region of Finland, it was evident that Finnair would be the airline of reference. After a...

Norwegian’s new routes to Tel Aviv and Agadir celebrated at Helsinki Airport

Norwegian opened two new direct routes from Helsinki Airport on 3 November. “Finnish market is very important for us and we are glad that...

Flydubai’s first flight from Helsinki took off in foggy weather

Flydubai began its daily operation between Helsinki and Dubai in the night of 11 to 12 October. Flydubai is the first airline to...

Pobeda Airlines’ route opening to Moscow celebrated at Helsinki Airport

Pobeda Airlines began its daily operation between Helsinki and Moscow on 5 October 2018. The introduction of a new route was celebrated at Helsinki...

Norwegian adds capacity from Helsinki Airport to Spain for the winter season

Norwegian continues its investments in Finland by adding departures to popular destinations in Spain. During the winter season, it is even easier to travel...

Finnair adds capacity to Brussels, Lisbon and Alanya-Gazipasa next winter

Finnair will add flights between its Helsinki hub and Lisbon, Portugal and Alanya (Gazipasa), Turkey for the winter season 2018-2019.   Finnair opened its Lisbon route during the summer 2018 season, and...

“East and West Side Story”: the world’s first film made by an airline and an airport

Finnair and Helsinki Airport have been connecting East and West for 35 years via Helsinki. To celebrate this achievement, the two have released a short...

Finnair adds wide-body aircraft to flights between Brussels and Helsinki

Finnair’s Belgian customers will soon be able to benefit from flying on the Finnish flag-carrier’s wide-body aircraft between Belgium and Finland for Winter 2018...

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...