Helsinki Airport Centralizes Operations in Terminal 2 During COVID-19 Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on air traffic in Finland. In March 2020, Helsinki Airport’s passenger numbers were down 57.2% compared with the same period last year.
“Now in April, the airport serves only about 1,000 passengers per day, and the number keeps falling,” explains Ulla Lettijeff, Director, Helsinki Airport, and SVP Finavia Corporation. “On a normal day, an average of 57,000 passengers would pass through Helsinki Airport. Today, according to the current estimate, the impact of the decrease in air traffic on Finavia’s turnover will be over €100 million. We estimate that this year’s total number of passengers may be a third lower than last year. This is a much more dramatic drop than what air traffic has ever experienced before.”