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

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A total of 1.5 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in May 2023, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of passengers was 17 per cent higher than in the previous year, but still a third lower than the pre-pandemic level in May 2019.

The number of passengers on domestic flights decreased by 11 per cent, while the number of passengers on international flights increased by 24 per cent compared to May 2022.

In May, a total of 1.4 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 180 000 passengers flew through other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 88 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

Eighty-five per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights and 15 per cent on domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 91 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 34 per cent in total at other domestic airports. Compared to May 2022, the number of passengers was 19 per cent higher at Helsinki Airport and 4 per cent higher at other domestic airports.

The number of passengers was a third behind the level prior to the corona pandemic. The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 30 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 44 per cent lower than in May 2019. The year 2019 is used in the statistics as the comparison year to describe the number of air passengers before the pandemic.

  •  Air
  •  Passengers


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