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Number of passengers at Finnish airports slides by 98% in May

Published : 25 Jun 2020, 19:54

Updated : 25 Jun 2020, 19:56

  DF Report

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A total of 44,970 passengers flew through Finnish airports in May 2020, which was 98 per cent lower than one year before, according to Statistics Finland.

Out of the passengers 36,225 travelled through Helsinki Airport while 8,745 through other airports in the country.

Helsinki Airport accounted for 81 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In May 2020 the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport decreased by 98 per cent and the combined number of passengers at other Finnish airports went down by 97 per cent compared to May 2019.

About 65% of the passengers were from international flights and 35 per cent from domestic flights.

Of the passengers at Helsinki Airport, 80 per cent were from international flights while 98 percent of the passengers at Helsinki Airport flew on scheduled flights and two per cent on chartered flights. At the other domestic airports, one per cent of the passengers flew on chartered flights.

In the January to May period of 2020 a total of five million passengers flew through Finnish airports, which was 53 per cent lower than one year before.

In the January to May period of 2020 air freight and mail transports amounted to 60,444 tonnes in total, and 98 per cent of the tonnes were transported through Helsinki Airport.

Ninety-nine per cent of the tonnes were transported between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 33,604 tonnes of the goods were outgoing and 26,840 tonnes were incoming.