Wednesday May 22, 2024

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

Published : 21 Apr 2024, 04:11

  DF Report
Helsinki Airport. DF Photo.

A total of 1.7 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in March 2024, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of passengers was 2 per cent higher than in the previous year, but a quarter less than before the corona pandemic.

The number of passengers on domestic flights decreased by 3 per cent, while the number of passengers on international flights increased by 5 per cent compared to March 2023.

In March, Helsinki Airport accounted for 78 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

Seventy-three per cent of the air traffic passengers travelled on international flights and 27 per cent on domestic flights.

The share of international flights was high at Helsinki Airport, while at other domestic airports the share of domestic flights was higher.

In March, a total of 1.3 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 360,000 passengers flew through other domestic airports. Of all passengers, 95 per cent travelled on scheduled flights.

About 1.2 million, travelled on international flights. The share of passengers on international flights was 83 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 38 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

Compared to March 2023, the total number of passengers was one per cent higher at Helsinki Airport and 8 per cent higher at other domestic airports.

Among the domestic airports, the airports of Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo, Vaasa and Savonlinna stood out with more than a quarter of increased passenger numbers.