Like airports around the globe, Helsinki Airport has recorded huge drops in numbers of passengers this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2020, a total of 5 million passengers travelled from Helsinki Airport, of which 4 million on international routes. This was down 77% from the previous year, when 21.9 million passengers travelled from the airport.
However, in spite of this Finavia has announced it will continue its strategic long term investment, the Helsinki Airport Development Programme.
The aim of the Development Programme is to strengthen the position of Helsinki Airport in both the international competition between airports and as a significant airline hub between Europe and Asia.
When finished the Є1 billion Development Programme will allow the airport to serve 30 million passengers annually and increase cargo operations.
“We will focus on ensuring safe and smooth travel and completing the Helsinki Airport Development Programme. We want to be ready when the virus is under control and the world reopens.
“We strongly believe that travel will improve again once the COVID-19 situation is under control globally. Completing the Helsinki Airport Development Programme may give us an advantage over our competitors,” a spokesperson for the Airport commented.