28.01.2011

Increased demand for international air travel in Finland

Helsinki Airport was the leading airport in Northern Europe for long haul traffic between Europe and Asia in 2010.

In 2010, a total of 16,462,600 passengers passed through Finavia's airports, an increase of 1.6% on the year before. The number of international traffic passengers increased by 4.8% to a total of 11,992,300, while the number of domestic passenger fell by 6.1%.

Helsinki Airport is now the leading transit airport in Northern Europe for travel between Europe and Asia. A total of 1,417,000 passengers, passed through Helsinki Airport in Asian traffic, representing a 6.1% increase on the year before. The most important destination countries in Asia were Japan (381,700 passengers), Thailand (332,400 passengers) and China (307,700 passengers).

The number of passengers for Seoul increased the most, by an impressive 44.7%.

In terms of market share for domestic traffic, the leading airlines in 2010 were Finnair (51.7%), Finncomm Airlines (28%), Blue1 (17.2%), and others (2.9%). The most important destination countries in international traffic were Germany with 1,484,700 passengers (+1.3%), Sweden with 1,119,200 passengers (+7.8%), the UK with 974,100 passengers (+3.9%), Spain with 907,800 passengers (-5.4%) and Denmark with 647,200 passengers (+4.8%).


Source: Finavia