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Get to the airport on time: Congestion at Helsinki-Vantaa between 9 and 26 October

Article published
6.10.2014 at 12:22
A departures lobby at Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
The number of passengers using the airport will increase during Finnish schools’ autumn break weeks. Therefore, Finavia requests passengers to reserve extra time for baggage drop and security control between 9 and 26 October.

It is good to arrive at the airport well in advance, especially for flights departing 6–8 a.m. or 3–5 p.m. from Thursday to Sunday.

Make your trip easier

On Finavia’s ‘Departing’ website, you can see the schedule and terminal information for your flight, as well as the security control line with the shortest queue and the cafés and shops closest to your gate. The site also provides driving instructions and parking information, as well as instructions on packing.

You can save your flight on the website to get up-to-date information on the schedule and airport services. You can share the site by sending it by e-mail to yourself, your co-travellers, friends or family members.

Go to the I'm departing page

Tips for coping with airport congestion

Reserve a parking space in advance using our online service.

Pack your bags correctly.

Drop off your luggage the night before your flight. Check our website to see whether your airline offers advance check-in.

Use the new security control point on the second floor of Terminal 2. Families travelling with small children can use the security control point for families with children.

Is your child going on a flight without adult guardians?

More information for parents of children travelling alone is available from airlines and on our website.

Congestion in Arrivals halls due to return traffic

The busiest return traffic days are the Sundays 12, 19 and 26 October. On these days, there may be congestion in luggage claim and Arrivals halls.