Airline passengers

Last updated 22/06/2020 - 15:57

Numbers of airline passengers decreased considerably

In January–March, the number of passengers at Helsinki–Vantaa Airport decreased by 20 per cent compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. The number of passengers was 3.9 million. Eighty-two per cent of all flights were international and the remainder domestic. The most common international destinations are Germany, Sweden and Spain.

Monthly statistics show that air traffic decreased considerably in almost all of Finland’s airports. In the Helsinki Airport the number of passengers decreased by 57.2 per cent compared to March last year. Number of passengers decreased sharply on routes to China already in February.

Airline passenger growth has continued for several years

The number of airline passengers has been increasing for two decades, although the years 2002, 2009 and 2012 saw downswings in the trend and early 2020 is exceptional. Helsinki Airport’s number of passengers last year was as much as 66 per cent higher than ten years ago.