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Finnish airports see higher passengers but lower than Nov 2019

Published : 23 Dec 2021, 20:38

  DF Report

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A total of 858,403 passengers flew through Finnish airports in November 2021, which was five times higher the November 2020, according to Statistics Finland.

The number, however, was about slightly under one-half of the number of passengers in November 2019.

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 starting from spring 2020.

There were 705,225 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 153,178 passengers at other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 82 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In November 2021, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 56 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 54 per cent lower than in November 2019.

Compared with last year’s November, the number of passengers increased by 475 per cent at Helsinki Airport and by 217 per cent at other domestic airports.

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 12 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

In November 2021, air freight and mail transport totalled 15,917 tonnes, which was nine per cent more than one year earlier.

In total, 98 per cent of the tonnes were transported through Helsinki Airport and 99.5 per cent in traffic between Finland and foreign countries.

Altogether 8,537 tonnes of the transported volume of goods were outgoing and 7,380 tonnes incoming.