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Passengers happy with the new Relaxation Area

Article published
10.12.2013 at 13:06
A man using laptop at a lounge.
A new relaxation and sleeping area was opened at Helsinki Airport in late September. In just a few months, about 20,000 passengers have got to know the Relaxation Area. According to a survey, the feedback has been positive.

The area, located near Gate 31, will be freely available for passengers until the end of March. This is a pilot project of Finavia and the Vantaa Innovation Institute, and the project will test the functionality of the space and the suitability of the concept to the airport.

"People travel so frequently nowadays that they know how stressful continuous travelling can be. Enabling travel comfort is the essence of everything. The more these kinds of things are built for us, "heavy-duty" travellers, the better," says Alexander Stubb, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade. He tested the Relaxation Area in October.

The Relaxation Area for air travellers is a peaceful area where passengers can escape for a while from the hustle and bustle of the airport and the stressful aspects of travelling. There are various options available for resting or sleeping. dream boxes, sound-insulating chairs and separate sleeping spaces which can be closed.

The Relaxation Area was visited by more than 10,000 people in October and the same number is expected in November. The visitor volume is the highest at 5.00–8.00 am and 1.00–5.00 pm, at during which time the airport also otherwise has a large number of passengers

The Relaxation Area project is implemented by Finavia, the Vantaa Innovation Institute and Short Rest Solutions, Studio Antti E, Restin, Glowway Oy, Mitron Oy and Barrisol Finland.