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Number of passengers at Finnish airports decreases 89% in July

Published : 31 Aug 2020, 01:37

  DF Report

Security check at Helsinki Airport. Photo by Finavia.

A total of 262,567 passengers flew through Finnish airports in July 2020, which was 89 per cent lower than one year before, according to Statistics Finland.

However, the number of passengers more than doubled compared with the number of passengers in June.

There were 216,851 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 45,716 passengers at other domestic airports in July 2020. Helsinki Airport accounted for 83 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In July 2020 the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport decreased by 90 per cent and the combined number of passengers at other Finnish airports went down by 80 per cent compared to July 2019.

Seventy-four per cent of the passengers were from international flights and 26 per cent from domestic flights.

Of the passengers at Helsinki Airport, 84 per cent were from international flights. Ninety-nine per cent of the passengers at Helsinki Airport flew on scheduled flights and one per cent on chartered flights. At the other domestic airports, two per cent of the passengers flew on chartered flights.

In the January to July period of 2020 altogether 5.3 million passengers flew through Finnish airports, which was 65 per cent lower than one year before.

Seventy-one per cent of the passengers were from international flights and 29 per cent from domestic flights. There were 4.2 million passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 1.1 million passengers at other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 79 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In the January to July period of 2020 air freight and mail transports amounted to 79,179 tonnes in total, which was 38 per cent lower than one year before. Ninety-seven 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 43,591 tonnes of the goods were outgoing and 35,588 tonnes were incoming.