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Number of passengers at Finnish airports increased slightly in April 2022

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Reference period:
2022, April
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According to Statistics Finland, altogether 1,131,132 passengers flew through Finnish airports in April 2022. The number of passengers was five per cent bigger than in the previous month. This was a multiple number compared to the previous year, but still only slightly over one-half of the number of passengers in April 2019.

Line chart on the development of the number of passengers at Finnish airports. The time series starts from January 2019 and ends in April 2022. Prior to the onset of the corona pandemic, the number of passengers per month ranged from 2 to 2.5 million. The number of passengers in air traffic plummeted in spring 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The number of passengers began to increase gradually starting from June 2021. The number of passengers in April 2022 was 1.1 million. The monthly number of passengers exceeded one million for the third time during the coronavirus pandemic.

Key points

  • Altogether 1,131,132 passengers flew through Finnish airports in April 2022.
  • Seventy-six per cent of the passengers made trips on international flights and 24 per cent on domestic flights.
  • The number was good one-half (53%) of the level in April 2019.
  • In air transport, 20 per cent less freight and mail was transported than one year earlier.

In April 2022, a total of 970,003 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and a total of 161,129 million passengers through other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 86
per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

Seventy-six per cent of the air passengers were on international flights and 24 per cent on domestic flights. The share of passengers on international flights was 86 per cent at Helsinki
Airport and 14 per cent in total at other domestic airports.

In April 2022, air freight and mail transport totalled 11,853 tonnes, which was 20 per cent less than one year earlier. Ninety-nine per cent of the tonnes were transported through Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and 99.6 per cent in traffic between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 6,534 tonnes (55%) of the transported volume of goods were outgoing and 5,320 tonnes (45%) were incoming.

Tables

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Number of passengers and cargo tonnes at domestic airports by month, 2019M01-2022M04

Figures

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Number of passengers by airport, 2019M01-2022M04

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Freight and mail tonnes by month, 2019M01-2022M04

Database tables

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Updated database tables
Classifications used:
  • Type of flight
  • Second airport
  • Arrival/departure
  • Reporting airport
Statistics:
Updated:
20.06.2022
Classifications used:
  • Type of flight
  • Second airport
  • Reporting airport
  • Arrival/departure
Statistics:
Updated:
20.06.2022

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