A total of 1.4 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in April 2023release | Air transport 2023, April
According to Statistics Finland, a total of 1.4 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in April 2023. The number of passengers was 24 per cent higher than in the previous year, but still a third lower than in April 2019. The number of passengers on domestic flights decreased by 4 per cent, while the number of passengers on international flights increased by 34 per cent compared to April 2022.
- Helsinki Airport accounted for 87 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.
- Eighty-one per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights.
- The number of passengers was a third behind the level prior to the corona pandemic.
- The volume of freight remained at the same level.
Recovery from corona pandemic declined in April
In April, a total of 1.2 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 186 000 passengers flew through other domestic airports. Eighty-one per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights and 19 per cent on domestic flights. The share of passengers on international flights was 89 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 29 per cent in total at other domestic airports. Compared to April 2022, the number of passengers was 26 per cent higher at Helsinki Airport and 16 per cent higher at other domestic airports.
The number of passengers was a third behind the level prior to the corona pandemic. The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 33 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 43 per cent lower than in April 2019. The year 2019 is used in the statistics as the comparison year to describe the number of air passengers before the pandemic.
Air freight and mail transport totaled 14,195 tonnes in April 2023. In all, 97 per cent of the tonnes were transported through Helsinki Airport and 99 per cent in traffic between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 6,651 tonnes (47 %) of the transported volume of goods were incoming and 7,544 tonnes (53 %) were outgoing.
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