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Finnish airports see higher passengers in July but below pre-pandemic level

Published : 25 Aug 2023, 04:01

  DF Report
Helsinki Airport. DF Photo.

A total over 1.6 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in July 2023, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of passengers was three per cent higher than in the previous year, but still a third lower than in July 2019.

The number of passengers on domestic flights decreased by 16 per cent, while the number of passengers on international flights increased by 7 per cent compared to July 2022.

In July, a total of 1.5 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 150,000 passengers flew through other domestic airports. Compared to July 2022, the total number of passengers was 4 per cent higher at Helsinki Airport, but five per cent lower at other domestic airports.

The share of international flights continued to grow in July. Eighty-eight per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights and 12 per cent on domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 94 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 39 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

The number of passengers was still a third behind the level prior to the corona pandemic. The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 31 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 34 per cent lower than in July 2019. The year 2019 is used in the statistics as the comparison year to describe the number of air passengers before the pandemic.