In Finland, Finavia’s airports have attracted a record number of passengers this year. In the first half of 2017, there were in total of 10,958,075 passengers. This represents a 7.9% growth when compared to the previous year.

Helsinki Airport, the largest of Finavia’s 21 airports, recorded a total of 9,034,244 passengers in the first quarter of 2017. This represents 8.6% growth year-on-year. The passenger numbers in both the first and second quarter exceed the previous year’s performance. In fact, the first half of 2017 was the busiest ever at Helsinki Airport.

In the second quarter, passenger numbers at Helsinki Airport were up by 10.8% compared with the same period in the previous year. At Finland’s second largest airport in Oulu, passenger volume was down 16.6% due to a runway refurbishment. This allowed Kemi-Tornio Airport in Lapland to increase traffic by 78.1%. In Lapland, Kittilä Airport also achieved a more than 70% year-on-year increase in passenger volumes in the second quarter of 2017.