12.3m passengers travel through Finnish airports in H1
21 Aug 2018, 01:59 ( 5 Months ago)
A total of 12.3 million passengers travelled through Finnish airports in the first six months (January-June) in 2018, said a press release issued by Finavia, the company operates country’s airports.
The number of passengers used Finnish airports is 1.3 million higher compared to the corresponding period of 2017.
The clear growth in passenger volume was particularly driven by the positive development of transit travel between Asia and Central Europe. Interest towards Lapland continued strong well into the spring.
Comparable revenues increased in January–June by 11.4% and amounted to EUR 187.8 million, showing the strong growth in passenger volume. Operating profit without extraordinary items increased by 14.4% to EUR 33.2 million.
“Finavia’s first half of the year was very strong. As for the remainder of the year, the operating environment seems to remain stable and the passenger volumes at Finavia’s airports for the whole year are expected to increase. As development projects proceed and traffic volumes grow, Finavia focuses particularly on first-rate customer experience and on upholding its record-breaking customer satisfaction level”, said the Chief Executive Officer of Finavia, Kimmo Mäki.
The strong growth of Helsinki Airport stems from new routes and increased capacity on existing routes
International traffic increased faster at Helsinki Airport during the first half-year than at other main airports in the Nordic countries.
The number of international passengers at Helsinki Airport during the first half-year increased by 12.5%. Correspondingly, Copenhagen reached a growth of 3.3% and Stockholm 3.2%.
The number of transit passengers at Helsinki Airport increased during the review period by as much as 23.9%.