International classification model for air traffic restrictions
The Transport Safety Agency TraFi decided on 20 April 2010 to introduce new international operating models and guidelines concerning air traffic restrictions with regard to the occurrence of ash. The possible lifting of air traffic restrictions will start gradually in the early hours of 21 April.
The decision is based on a three-stage classification developed by Eurocontrol and the European Commission, which will be used as the basis for deciding on restrictions or the lifting of them.
Finavia will implement restrictions to the airspace and airports in accordance with this system. According to current forecast maps, the ash will remain above southern Finland. The forecasts extend 18 hours into the future and are updated every six hours.
In the future, the Finnish Meteorological Institute's ash forecasts will still be used when providing further information to pilots.
VAAC's ash forecasts can be monitored at the following site:
Further information on the situation and any changes to the restrictions will be given at 4:00 a.m. on 21 April 2010.
Passengers happier with airport services
Vaasa Airport has new baggage facilities
One in three passengers base their travel decisions on transit airports, Finavia survey finds
Finavia adopts CDM procedure to boost the efficiency of operations at the Helsinki Airport
Finavia to renovate Vaasa Airport
Finavia makes its airports more eco-efficient - carbon dioxide emissions declining at Helsinki Airport
Number of air passengers continues to be at the record level, but the growth is slowing down
More flight connections from Vaasa
Flight traffic operates normally
Winter comes every year, even abroad – Finavia has been developing its offering of winter maintenance expertise
Security control for transfer passengers arriving from the United States is no longer required
RTG’s strike is over
The strike has started – flights and ground handling services will be taken care of as usual
Briefing services at Vaasa Airport
Updated at 11:50: ash persists over parts of Finland - according to the forecast, Helsinki Airport will open in the afternoon
updated 03.30 am: Air traffic restrictions remain as before, Mariehamn Airport opens for airtraffic
Fluid restrictions on transit passengers arriving from the United States and Canada have been relaxed
Finnair pilot's strike ended
Finavia’s web service renewed
Airport operations on Friday during the stoppage by the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors (JHL)
Finavia Interim Financial Report 1 January 2009 – 30 June 2009: The poor prospects of the sector constitute a challenge for Finavia
Vaasa is Airport of the Year 2008
Parking at Vaasa Airport