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

Published : 21 Dec 2023, 00:37

  DF Report
Helsinki Airport. DF File Photo.

A total of 1.4 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in November 2023, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of passengers was 8 per cent higher than in the previous year, but still a quarter lower than in November 2019.

The number of passengers on domestic flights increased by one per cent and on international flights by 11 per cent compared to November 2022.

In November, Helsinki Airport accounted over 80 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

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

In November, a total of 1.1 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 250,000 passengers flew through other domestic airports. Compared to November 2022, the total number of passengers was 8 per cent higher at Helsinki Airport and 9 per cent higher at other domestic airports.

Seventy-seven per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights and 23 per cent on domestic flights.

The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 28 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 24 per cent lower than in November 2019.

An exception were the airports of Ivalo, Kittilä, Kuusamo and Rovaniemi, as the number of passengers there exceeded the level of 2019 in November 2023.

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