More than five million bags departed from Helsinki Airport
Published8.2.2013 - 07:22
Nearly 15 million passengers passed through Helsinki Airport last year. Did you know how many bags passed via Finavia's baggage handling center?
In 2012, a total of 5,093,561 bags departed from Helsinki Airport. This includes the bags of departing and transfer passengers, and the bags were transported in the hold. The figures do not include cabin baggage. The volume of baggage is increasing step by step. In 2010, for example, a total of 4.8 million bags departed from Helsinki Airport. The baggage handling system of Helsinki Airport is maintained by Finavia, the Finnish airport operator. The 11-kilometre-long baggage line is the backbone of the baggage handling center. The line's state-of-the-art technology sorts bags to the correct airplanes in an efficient and quick way. The top speed of bags travelling on the line is seven metres per second. The airline is responsible for baggage handling, transport and delivery to the destination.