Thursday May 06, 2021

Number of passengers at Finnish airports slides by 83% in March

Published : 29 Apr 2021, 01:44

  DF Report

Helsinki Airport. Photo: Finavia.

A total of 167,754 passengers flew through Finnish airports in March, which was 83 per cent fewer than twelve months earlier, according to Statistics Finland.

There were 119,526 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 48,228 passengers at other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 71 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In March 2021, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport decreased by 84 per cent and the combined number of passengers at other Finnish airports went down by 77 per cent compared to March 2020.

Forty-five per cent of the passengers were from international flights and 55 per cent from domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 62 per cent at Helsinki Airport and three per cent in total at other domestic airports.

In March 2021, air freight and mail transport totalled 10,431 tonnes, which was 26 per cent lower than one year earlier.

In total, 99.7 per cent of the tonnes passed through Helsinki Airport and 99 per cent were transported in traffic between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 5,617 tonnes of the transported volume of goods were outgoing and 4,814 tonnes were incoming.