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Strong growth in air traffic continues in Q3

02 Nov 2017, 02:01 ( 16 days ago) | updated: 02 Nov 2017, 09:00 ( 16 days ago)

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Helsinki Airport. Photo Finavia.

The demand in air traffic has continued its strong growth at the Finnish airports in the third quarter of this year.

The passenger volume at Finavia’s airports increased in January-September by 9.4 per cent year-on-year, said a Finavia press release.

The increase of passengers was nearly 1.5 million compared to the corresponding period of last year.

The total passenger volume at Finavia’s airports in January-September was 16,842,241 compared to 15,530,602 passengers in Jan-Sep 2016.

International travel increased by 11.1 per cent while domestic travel remained at a steady growth rate of slightly under one per cent.

At Helsinki Airport, total passenger volume increased in January- September by 6.1 per cent.

International transit traffic, which is of great strategic importance to Finavia, also developed well, and the number of people transferring from one flight to another increased by 25.5 per cent compared to the previous year.

Revenues have increased in line with the growth of passenger volumes. Comparable revenues increased during the third quarter by 10.9 per cent.

“When it comes to growth in travel, the year has continued at an excellent level, and we expect to break records again this year. Our growth has also been supported by the strong appeal of Finnair’s connections to Asia. Good revenue development supports the implementation of the investment programme according to the planned schedule and ensures our ability to operate amidst such a large construction project,” said Finavia’s CEO Kari Savolainen.

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