Tag: Helsinki Airport

Finnair to trial passenger weigh-ins at departure gates

Finnair to trial passenger weigh-ins at departure gates

Finnair has begun at voluntary weigh-in policy for passengers at Helsinki Airport, where the airline is headquartered. The Finnish airline rolled-out the policy at departure gates on Monday to better estimate the weight of its planes’ cargo before take-off. 600 passengers have already put th...

SSP’s new food court at Helsinki Airport

As part of Finnish airport company, Finavia’s significant ‘one roof’ re-development programme at Helsinki Airport - which began at the airport in 2014 – SSP has opened its largest ever food court in Finland featuring six brands. Centrally located, the food court was designed to complement...

Finnair gets runway ready with uniform showcase

Finnair has launched a new exhibition in its home hub, Helsinki Airport, as it gets ready to take-off on its centenary journey later this year. The stylish showcase will give customers a never-seen-before view of Finnair’s vintage uniforms from the past 100 years, as the airline reflects on its...

Swissport Starts Up Aviation Fueling in Finland

Swissport will be providing aviation fueling at Helsinki Airport in Finland. They will take over the operations of Shell Aviation, including a customer portfolio of leading international carriers. Swissport is expanding its fueling business in Northern Europe. The start of operations for its new ...

Finnair celebrates 70th anniversary of home hub Helsinki Airport

Finnair’s home of Helsinki Airport will tomorrow, 5 July, mark 70 years since the first passenger aircraft landed, carrying athletes and guests to the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. The new airport was partially opened for Olympic traffic for just a month and half by Finnish Prime Minister Urh...

Finnair offers domestic bus connections from Turku and Tampere to Helsinki Airport

From May 2 2022, Finnair customers will be able travel by bus between two of Finland's top cities and the capital Helsinki to improve connections. Finnair flights will still link Helsinki with Turku and Tampere, but the airline’s new dedicated bus service is being introduced to enhance connecti...

Finnair resumes flights to Tokyo, Narita with four weekly frequencies and new routing

As of 9 March, 2022, Finnair flies to Tokyo Narita airport four times a week out of Helsinki, avoiding the Russian airspace. The flight time is approximately 13 hours and the flights connect smoothly to Finnair’s European network via its home hub Helsinki Airport.  “Japan is one of our most ...

Plaza Premium Group launch second Plaza Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport

Plaza Premium Group, the pioneer in global airport hospitality, has announced the opening of the second Plaza Premium Lounge at Helsinki Airport. This new addition strengthens the Group’s strategic presence in Finland and increases its foothold across the rest of Europe. Current location at ...

Finavia to start using a coating that destroys viruses and bacteria at Helsinki Airport

Finavia to start using a coating that destroys viruses and bacteria at Helsinki Airport

Airport company Finavia will start using Finnish technology company Nanoksi Finland Oy’s coating solution at Helsinki Airport. The coating can be used to remove viruses and bacteria from airport surfaces and furniture. “We are continuously keeping track of new methods and products to ensur...

Finnair to offer an affordable corona testing near Helsinki Airport

Finnair to offer an affordable corona testing near Helsinki Airport

To make travel more accessible to more people, Finnair is now introducing a rapid antigen test that costs just 65 euros and is available from 4 August. Testing is handled by Finnair Health Services and it’s available at Finnair’s headquarters in Vantaa near the airport at Tietotie 9. The t...

Helsinki Airport deploys autonomous sweeper for its parking lot and outdoor premises

Trombia Technologies pilots together with facility services company ISS how autonomous sweeping technology suits the needs of busy and high maintenance aviation premises. Focus of the pilot is to develop ways autonomous street sweepers can support facilities maintenance work in busy closed areas ...

Finnair to dismantle and recycle an A319 aircraft at Helsinki Airport

Finnair intends to dismantle and recycle an Airbus A319 aircraft, which has reached the end of its economic lifecycle at 21 years. The dismantling will begin at Helsinki Airport, where Finnair’s mechanics will remove parts that can be used elsewhere in Finnair’s fleet. These include the engine, ...

Helsinki Airport Development Programme moves forward faster than planned due to the low passenger volumes

In 2020, a total of 5 million (2019: 21.9) passengers travelled from Helsinki Airport, of which 4 million on international routes. The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport fell by a total of 77 per cent from the previous year. In spite of the COVID-19 crisis, Finavia has decided to continue Hels...

Airpro and Aviator as new handling partners for Finnair at Helsinki Airport

Airpro and Aviator as new handling partners for Finnair at Helsinki Airport

Finnair has reached an agreement with Airpro and Aviator Finland on ground handling services at Helsinki Airport. In the future, the new partners will operate Finnair’s ramp services such as luggage handling at Helsinki Airport. Finnair’s current partner Swissport Finland has terminated their gr...

Helsinki Airport receives an esteemed airport industry award

Helsinki Airport receives an esteemed airport industry award

Passengers selected Helsinki Airport as the Best Airport in Northern Europe for the fourth time already in the international airport service survey conducted by Skytrax. Amongst airports of a similar size, Helsinki placed 2nd overall in the 20 to 30-million passenger category and was the best i...

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