Last year, the number of passengers increased, especially on European flights,” he says Petri Vuoridirector of sales and route development at the airport company Finavia.
A total of 15,405,024 passengers traveled through Finavia’s airports in 2022. Of these, 78% traveled on an international flight and 22% on a domestic flight. The number of passengers increased by 187% compared to last year.
The total number of flight operations, i.e. takeoffs and landings, at Finavia’s airports was 167,409, which is 83% more than the previous year.
The most popular flight destinations from Finavia’s airports were Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Copenhagen. Of all international flights, the most passengers were on flights from Germany, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain and France.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport had a total of 12.9 million passengers in 2022, of which 87% were international and 13% domestic passengers. Air connections to Europe and the United States have recovered excellently. However, the share of exchange trips between Asia and Europe remained small, as a result of which only about 70% of trips to Helsinki-Vantaa returned compared to the time before the pandemic.
Lapland’s airports set a new record in December
In December, the passenger record was broken at Lapland’s airports. A total of 364,834 passengers traveled through Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Ivalo, Kuusamo and Kemi-Tornio airports in December 2022. At Rovaniemi Airport alone, the number of Christmas passengers increased by 40% (158,757 passengers) and at Kittilä Airport by 13% (101,868). ).
In total, 1.2 million passengers traveled through Lapland’s airports in 2022, which is 93% more than a year earlier.
“Already about half of Lapland’s flights are scheduled flights. Regular scheduled flights are very important in terms of the attractiveness of the region, residents and livelihoods. Thanks to their comprehensive connecting flights, they attract passengers from a wider area than the city of departure,” he says. Mountain.
A total of 2.5 million people traveled through the regional network’s airports, which is 126% more than last year.
Statistical summary and development in 2022, 2021 and 2020
|Total passengers at Finavia airports|
|Passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport|
|Departing international exchange passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport|
|The total amount of cargo traffic at Finavia’s airports|
|Cargo volume at Helsinki-Vantaa airport|
|Total number of commercial flights at Finavia airports|
|The total number of commercial flights in Helsinki-Vantaa|
Source: FINAVIA OYJ
Source: The Nordic Page