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

Published : 22 Sep 2023, 03:14

  DF Report
Helsinki Airport. DF Photo.

A total over 1.5 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in August 2023, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of passengers was 6 per cent higher than in the previous year, but still a third lower than in August 2019.

The number of passengers on domestic flights decreased by 8 per cent, while the number of passengers on international flights increased by 9 per cent compared to August 2022.

Helsinki Airport accounted 90 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

The number of passengers was still behind the level prior to the corona pandemic.

The number of passengers was 66 per cent of the level prior to the corona pandemic

In August, a total of 1.4 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 150,000 passengers flew through other domestic airports.

Compared to August 2022, the total number of passengers was 7 per cent higher at Helsinki Airport and one per cent higher at other domestic airports.

Eighty-six per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights and 14 per cent on domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 93 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 34 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 33 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 24 per cent lower than in August 2019.

The year 2019 is used in the statistics as the comparison year to describe the number of air passengers before the pandemic.