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Finnish airports see 23.4% higher passengers in Jan-Sep

Published : 01 Nov 2023, 22:23

Updated : 01 Nov 2023, 22:26

  DF Report
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The total number of passengers at Finnish airports in January-September 2032 was 13.6 million, which was 23.4 percent higher than compared to the number in the stipulated period of 2022, said country´s airports operator Finavia on Wednesday.

In January–September, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport increased by 23.4 percent year-on-year and was 11.6 million.

Passengers on international flights accounted for 88.8 percent of the total passengers.

The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was approximately 70% of the number of passengers in January–September 2019, which is lower than the average for other key European airports.

The share of Asian traffic has remained low due to the war in Ukraine leading to the closure of Russian airspace and the flight routes being longer than before.

A total of 2.0 million (1.6) passengers travelled through Finavia’s regional airports in January–September 2023.

The number of passengers increased by 23.0 percent. The development of passenger volumes was particularly positive at Tampere-Pirkkala, Rovaniemi and Turku Airports due to the opening of new direct international flight connections.

In January–September 2023, Finavia’s revenue increased by 23.5 percent and amounted to EUR 255.6 million (206.9).

Most of Finavia’s revenue was derived from air traffic, including passenger charges and landing charges paid by airlines. Commercial revenue developed favourably during the review period due to new services and the growth of parking volumes.

The operating margin before extraordinary items improved to EUR 70.8 million (42.3).

The operating result before extraordinary items was EUR minus 16.1 million (-45.1), representing an increase of 64.4 percent.