Helsinki Airport best connected in Northern Europe
Helsinki Airport is the best connected airport in Northern Europe, according to the Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Industry Connectivity report.
Being clear number one in Northern Europe, Helsinki Airport ranks 12th in Europe. The highest ranked airports in the report offer excellent links to other well-connected airports.
Due to its wide network of destinations, Helsinki Airport attracts a big number of transit passengers.
“In recent years, Helsinki Airport has strengthened its position as a significant air traffic hub,” says Kari Savolainen, CEO at Finavia, the company operating the airport. “This is largely due to our appeal in the wider Baltic region and the growth in transit traffic between Europe and Asia. Finland’s growing popularity as a holiday destination is also a significant factor.”
In this year’s analysis, Helsinki Airport’s hub connectivity index measured at 9 982. This represents growth of 96 per cent in just 10 years.
Of all the Northern European airports, Helsinki Airport offers the most direct flight connections to Asia. Measured by the number of flight connections, Helsinki Airport is Europe’s fifth largest flight hub between Europe and China.
Helsinki Airport also offers more direct flight destinations to Japan than any other airport in Europe.