Helsinki Airport is the main international airport for the city and country. The airport is the base for national carrier Finnair and serves as a hub for Nordic Regional Lines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, CityJet and TuiFly Nordic. Over 50 airlines operate flights at Helsinki on a regular basis.
The airport was constructed for the 1952 Summer Olympics of Helsinki, as it was clear the then existing airport Helsinki-Malmi was not capable of handling all the traffic and was not suitable for the new jet aircraft.
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Which airlines fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport?
- SAS Scandinavian Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
There are more airlines flying to Helsinki Vantaa Airport. See here for a complete list of airlines flying to Helsinki Vantaa Airport or look for flights to Helsinki.
How many runways and passenger terminals does Helsinki Vantaa Airport have?
There are now two passenger terminals at the airport: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is the oldest, build in 1952 and is used for domestic and short-haul international flights. Terminal 2 was build in 1969 and is the larger of the two terminals; it is used for long-haul international flights, although there are also domestic flights at Terminal 2. The terminals are 250 meter apart and are connected by a walkway.
Where is Helsinki Vantaa Airport located?
Helsinki Airport is located 16 km north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
How to get from the airport to Helsinki city centre by public transport?
Since 2015 the airport has a rail connection. The train into the city will take about 30 minutes and a one-way ticket costs 5.50 euro. Trains depart every 10 minute during the day.
You can also take the Finnair City bus which will take you to Central Railway Station in 35 minutes for 6.30 euro, or the regional public bus lines 615 or 415 which have same destination for 5.50 euro.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to Helsinki city centre?
A taxi into the city will about 30 to 40 euros.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
What are popular destinations from Helsinki Vantaa Airport?
Most flights from Helsinki Vantaa Airport are to Copenhagen and to Amsterdam but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Finnair. Every day there are flights to 34 destinations from Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (CPH)
- 2. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
- 3. Paris: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
- 4. Moscow: Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO)
- 5. London: Heathrow Airport (LHR)
- 6. Stockholm: Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)