Tuesday September 21, 2021

Airports see higher passengers in June but 89% lower than 2019

Published : 28 Jul 2021, 21:46

  DF Report

Helsinki Airport. File Photo: Xinhua by Matti Matikainen.

A total of 248,337 passengers flew through Finnish airports in June 2021, which was many times more than one year ago, but still 89 per cent fewer than in June 2019, according to Statistics Finland.

The exceptionally high relative growth in the number of passengers compared to the year before is caused by the collapse of air traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago.

There were 202,345 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 45,992 passengers at other domestic airports.

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

In June 2021, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 90 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 84 per cent lower than in June 2019.

Sixty-nine per cent of the passengers were from international flights and 31 per cent from domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 81 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 17 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

In June 2021, air freight and mail transport totalled 12,116 tonnes, which was 18 per cent more than one year earlier. In total, 99 per cent of the tonnes passed through Helsinki Airport and 98 per cent were transported in traffic between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 6,450 tonnes of the transported volume of goods were outgoing and 5,666 tonnes were incoming.