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Number of passengers at Finnish airports slides by 90% in Sep

Published : 31 Oct 2020, 03:46

Updated : 31 Oct 2020, 04:19

  DF Report

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Security check at Helsinki Airport. Photo by Finavia.

A total of 217,830 passengers flew through Finnish airports in September, which was 90 per cent fewer than September 2019, according to Statistics Finland.

There were 161,715 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 56,115 passengers at other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 74 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In September, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport decreased by 92 per cent and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports went down by 83 per cent compared to September 2019.

Fifty-three per cent of the passengers were from international flights and 47 per cent from domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 69 per cent at Helsinki Airport and seven per cent in total at other domestic airports.

In January to September 2020, altogether 5.9 million passengers flew through Finnish airports, which was 70 per cent fewer than twelve months earlier.

Seventy per cent of the passengers were from international flights and 30 per cent from domestic flights. The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 4.7 million and at other domestic airports 1.2 million passengers in total. Helsinki Airport accounted for 79 per cent of passengers at domestic airports.

In January to September 2020, air freight and mail transport totalled 96,322 tonnes, which was 42 per cent lower than one year earlier.