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Air transport

Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Transport and Tourism
Related topics: Transport and Tourism
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): Yes


Air transport describes air traffic and transport of passengers, freight and mail at Finnish airports. Statistics Finland collects the data for the statistics from airport operators in Finland.

The statistics are produced as required by Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and the statistical data required by the Regulation are submitted to Eurostat. The Statistics Act governs the compilation of the statistics.

The data of the statistics concern air transport, that is, commercial air traffic in which passengers, freight or mail are transported for a fee or rent. Commercial air traffic comprises scheduled and chartered flights. Air traffic does not include general aviation, training or military flights.

Data content

The statistics on air transport contain data on numbers of passengers in domestic and international scheduled and chartered air traffic, take-offs and landings in domestic and international air traffic, and freight and mail tonnes in domestic and international air traffic.

Classifications used

EU Regulation (1358/2003) on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air contains the classifications and definitions to be used by the member states in the production of air transport statistics.

Data collection methods and data sources

The data in the statistics on air transport are based on airport-specific data which are collected monthly from airport operators in Finland by Statistics Finland.

Updating frequency

Monthly, annually.

Time of completion or release

The monthly statistics on air transport are published around four weeks from the end of the statistical reference month. The annual statistics on air transport are published at the end of March following the statistical reference year and they contain the final annual data concerning the previous year.

Time series


air traffic, air transport, chartered flights, freight, landings, passenger transport, scheduled flights, take-offs

Contact information

Last updated 30.06.2020