Articles Tagged ‘Helsinki’

Kos beat most Euro airports in Sept 2020 – beKos passenger traffic didn't worsen

Kos beat most Euro airports in Sept 2020 – beKos passenger traffic didn’t worsen

Almost every European airport experienced passenger traffic going backward in September 2020. Kos didn’t. We look at its network.

Helsinki Airport centralises operations in Terminal 2 during COVID-19 crisis

Helsinki Airport centralises operations in Terminal 2 during COVID-19 crisis

Ulla Lettijeff, Director, Helsinki Airport, and SVP Finavia Corporation, talks crisis management.

Finland airport traffic up 3% so far this year after 16% growth in 2011; regional airports lead route launches in 2012

Finland airport traffic up 3% so far this year after 16% growth in 2011; regional airports lead route launches in 2012

Finnair still dominates its home market like few other European flag-carriers but which country markets are growing fastest in 2012? Which are Finnair’s nearest rivals and which new services have already been launched this year? Which were the fastest-growing regional airports in 2012?


Southwest celebrates 30 years in Las Vegas; easyJet reaches 50 million in Switzerland; Wizz Air 2 million at Brussels Charleroi; Chinese New Year comes to Helsinki

Southwest celebrates 30 years in Las Vegas; easyJet reaches 50 million in Switzerland; Wizz Air 2 million at Brussels Charleroi; Chinese New Year comes to Helsinki

easyJet threw a big bash with a special flight to celebrate reaching 50 million passengers in Switzerland, offering Michelin star food and entertainment. Meanwhile, there have been further celebrations in Las Vegas, at Brussels Charleroi and Helsinki Airport.

Flybe takes over Finncomm with help from Finnair; expands services from Helsinki and Tallinn

Flybe takes over Finncomm with help from Finnair; expands services from Helsinki and Tallinn

Exeter-based Flybe launched its new operations in Helsinki at the weekend having taken over Finnish Commuter Airlines. How big is the airline’s fleet and what changes has it made to the schedule and how many new routes does it plan to introduce this winter?

Flybe Nordic announces nine new routes; four from Helsinki and five from Tallinn to increase network to 24 routes

Flybe Nordic announces nine new routes; four from Helsinki and five from Tallinn to increase network to 24 routes

Finnair and Flybe’s takeover of Finncomm has been completed and the new owners have wasted no time in announcing nine new routes, eight of which involve at least one Finnish airport. Which is the odd one out? What competition will Flybe face on these new routes and how many destinations will now be served from […]


China's regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

China’s regions to welcome new long-haul routes from Etihad (Chengdu/Shanghai) and Finnair (Chongqing)

In a curious coincidence two major airlines announced new long-haul routes to regional airports in China on the same day. What did they have to say about their bold network planning decisions, how quickly are these Chinese airports growing and where do they rank among the country’s top 20 airports?

Nordic airports reporting solid growth in 2010-11; Keflavik, Gothenburg and Malmö all up more than 20% in May

Nordic airports reporting solid growth in 2010-11; Keflavik, Gothenburg and Malmö all up more than 20% in May

Since last April’s volcanic incident, the major Nordic airports have (nearly) all reported solid, uninterrupted growth. But which airports reported the best year-on-year growth in May, and how did the region’s capital airports fare in 2010 compared with 2009 and 2008?

Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer

Norwegian latest LCC to try its luck basing aircraft in Helsinki; three 737s will operate 13 routes next summer

Helsinki and LCCs. Not, so far, a marriage made in heaven. But Norwegian is getting serious and hopes to succeed where Buzz, clickair, FlyMe, Flying Finn, Sterling, vbird and Volareweb (remember all of them?) failed. What competition will it face on its planned network?


Wizz Air's Belgrade base; Spicejet goes international; Blue1 adds European routes; Frontier expands operations in Omaha

Wizz Air’s Belgrade base; Spicejet goes international; Blue1 adds European routes; Frontier expands operations in Omaha

How is Wizz Air scheduling its new Belgrade base? How much competition will Spicejet face on its first international route? Which new aircraft type is Blue1 using for expansion? And how many routes does Frontier already operate from Nebraska’s biggest airport?

Nordic airports see growth returning; Billund, Copenhagen and Gothenburg report fastest growth in February; Iceland recovering

Nordic airports see growth returning; Billund, Copenhagen and Gothenburg report fastest growth in February; Iceland recovering

Airports in the Nordic region have gradually started reporting year-on-year traffic growth once more – by December only Helsinki and Stockholm Arlanda were still experiencing declines and by February the two Danish airports in our analysis were both reporting double-digit growth. Even traffic at Iceland’s busiest airport has once again stabilised and will hopefully advance […]

Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years

Finnair retires MD-11s; Asian routes now account for half of capacity; scheduled load factor up 11 points in three years

Finnair’s passenger numbers haven’t changed much in a decade but the network has. Where has capacity been added and where has it been removed and which are the leading country markets?