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Number of passengers at Finnish airports 1.5 million in October 2022

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According to Statistics Finland, altogether 1,461,609 passengers flew through Finnish airports in October 2022. The number of passengers has remained at around 1.5 million since June. The number was nearly double compared to one year earlier, but still only 65 per cent of the number of passengers in October 2019.

Key points

  • Altogether 1,461,609 passengers flew through Finnish airports in October 2022.
  • The number of passengers has been around 1.5 million for five months in a row.
  • The number of visitors has for now stabilised at around 65 per cent from the level prior to the corona pandemic.
  • Eighty-two per cent of the passengers were on international flights and 18 per cent on domestic flights.

Number of passengers has for now stabilised at 65 per cent from the level of 2019

In October 2022, a total of 1.3 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 191,475 passengers flew through other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 87 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 34 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports was 44 per cent lower than in October 2019. Tampere-Pirkkala and Kittilä airports are exceptions to this, as the number of passengers there exceeded in October the level of 2019. Compared to October 2021, the number of passengers at both Helsinki Airport and other domestic airports was nearly double.

The exceptionally high relative growth in the number of passengers compared to last year is caused by the collapse of air traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting from spring 2020. The year 2019 is used in the statistics as the comparison year to describe the number of air passengers before the pandemic.

Eighty-two per cent of the air traffic passengers were on international flights and 18 per cent on domestic flights. The share of passengers on international flights was 89 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 29 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

Air freight and mail transport totalled 13,774 tonnes in October 2022. In all, 99.7 per cent of the tonnes were transported through Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and 99 per cent in traffic between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 7,583 tonnes (55%) of the transported volume of goods were outgoing and 6,191 tonnes (45%) were incoming.

Figures

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Number of passengers by airport, 2019M01-2022M10

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Freight and mail tonnes by month, 2019M01-2022M10

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Number of passengers and cargo tonnes at domestic airports by month, 2019M01-2022M10

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