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Helsinki Airport to centralise services in single terminal

Published : 20 Jun 2022, 00:56

  DF Report

Photo: Finavia.

Country’s airport operator Finavia will centralise the check-in, security controls and baggage claims in a single terminal at Helsinki Airport from Tuesday, said Finavia in a press release.

"We are turning over a new leaf in the history of Helsinki Airport, as departing and returning passengers will henceforth be served in our new, magnificent terminal. Passengers will no longer need to think about which terminal they will depart from or arrive at,” said Ulla Lettijeff," Finavia’s Helsinki Airport Director.

With a single terminal, getting around the airport is easier. It also makes life easier for those who meet or escort passengers. The services are concentrated under one roof, making them more accessible than before.

It is now possible for cars and taxis to drive directly in front of the main doors to drop off passengers.

"The last time Helsinki Airport operated in one terminal was almost 30 years ago. At that time, the terminal in use was the first actual passenger terminal that opened in 1969 and was later expanded in 1983," said Lettijeff.

In 1993, international and domestic flight traffic were separated and a new terminal for domestic flights was opened at Helsinki Airport.

About 15 years later, an airline-specific terminal division was implemented and Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 were introduced. Helsinki Airport was originally opened for the Helsinki Olympics, 70 years ago.