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15.4m passengers travel through Finnish airports in 2022

Published : 16 Jan 2023, 13:48

  DF Report

Photo: Finavia.

A total of 15,405,024 passengers passed through Finnish airports in 2022, said country´s airports operator Finavia in a press release on Monday.

A new record was set in Christmas flights to Lapland, and Helsinki Airport's European flights have recovered excellently.

“In 2022, Finland had 130 direct flight destinations around the world. Last year, the number of passengers increased especially on European flights,” said Petri Vuori, Finavia’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Route Development.

Out of the passengers, 78% took an international flight and 22% a domestic one. The number of passengers increased by 187% compared to last year.

The total number of flight operations, i.e. takeoffs and landings, at Finnish airports was 167,409, which is 83% more than in the previous year.

The most popular flight destinations from Finavia’s airports were Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Copenhagen.

Of all the international flights, the largest number of passenger was on the flights to Germany, Spain, Sweden, the UK and France.

In 2022, Helsinki Airport had a total of 12.9 million passengers, 87% of whom were international passengers and 13% domestic passengers.

Flight connections to Europe and the United States have recovered excellently. However, the share of transfer travelling between Asia and Europe remained small, as a result of which only about 70% of the travelling at Helsinki Airport returned compared to the period before the pandemic.

In December, a passenger record was broken at Lapland's airports. A total of 364,834 passengers travelled through Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Ivalo, Kuusamo and Kemi-Tornio airports in December 2022.

Altogether, 1.2 million passengers travelled through Lapland’s airports in 2022, representing a year-on-year increase of 93%.