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Airports see higher passengers in April but still lower than normal

Published : 27 May 2021, 00:12

Updated : 27 May 2021, 00:13

  DF Report

File Photo: Finavia.

A total of 154,783 passengers flew through Finnish airports in April this year, which was 512 per cent more than twelve months earlier, according to Statistics Finland.

Despite the high growth rates, the number of air traffic passengers was still around 90 per cent lower than in April 2019.

The exceptionally high relative growth in passenger numbers in April, 2021 is due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago which temporarily closed air traffic altogether.

There were 114,360 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 40,423 passengers at other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 74 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In April 2021, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport increased by 433 per cent and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports grew by 968 per cent compared to April 2020.

Of the passengers 50 per cent came from international flights and 50 per cent from domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 66 per cent at Helsinki Airport and three per cent in total at other domestic airports.

In April 2021, air freight and mail transport totalled 10,252 tonnes, which was 31 per cent more 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 5,344 tonnes of the transported volume of goods were outgoing and 4,908 tonnes were incoming.