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

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

The number of passengers was five per cent higher than in the previous year, but still a third lower than in October 2019.

The number of passengers on domestic flights decreased by 12 per cent, while the number of passengers on international flights increased by nine per cent compared to October 2022.

In October, Helsinki Airport accounted 88 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

In October, a total of 1.3 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 190,000 passengers flew through other domestic airports.

Compared to October 2022, the total number of passengers was 6 per cent higher at Helsinki Airport and 2 per cent lower at other domestic airports.

Eighty-four per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights and 16 per cent on domestic flights.

The share of passengers on international flights was 91 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 36 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

The number of passengers was still behind the level prior to the corona pandemic. The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 29 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 45 per cent lower than in October 2019.

Kittilä Airport stood out as an exception, with the number of passengers exceeding the 2019 level in October 2023.

The year 2019 is used in the statistics as the comparison year to describe the number of air passengers before the pandemic.

  •  Finnish airports
  •  Passengers
  •  October


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