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Come to the airport early during the autumn break 8–17 October

6.10.2015 at 13:11
The autumn break for Finnish schools means plenty of passengers at Helsinki Airport, so all passengers should arrive at the airport in good time. Reserve enough time for parking, checking in your luggage, going through the security control, shopping and enjoying a cup of coffee before departure.

Arrive especially early to the airport if your flight is leaving:

• On Thursday 8 October between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
• Between Friday–Monday 9–12 October between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Please keep in mind that the airport has more passengers than usual during the entire autumn break week and that, in addition to morning departures, congestion can be expected also for noon and evening departures.

It’s easy to check the information for your flight from our website on your PC or on a mobile device. From the same page, you can check the packing instructions, information on parking and our services.

Alternatively, you can also download the Helsinki Airport mobile application to your smartphone. It is available on iOS, Android and Windows phones.

Pack right and reserve your parking spot in advance

Pack your luggage with care. Check what you can take in your hand baggage and what must be packed in the cargo hold.

You can check in already at home on your carrier’s website, but you can also do it smoothly and quickly at the airport at a self-service check-in kiosk. The self-service bag drop is also available for luggage going into the cargo hold for some flights, which means you can drop off your luggage yourself using the bag drop machine.

If you are arriving at the airport with your own car, we recommend booking parking in advance. This means you can be sure that you won’t have to waste time looking for a parking space and that you will get a parking space in your desired parking area.

The grande finale of the service renewal: amazing new landmark Pier Zero

Finavia has significantly renewed the service selection at Helsinki Airport during the past two years. The service renewal culminated in September with the opening of the new amazing café and restaurant Pier Zero in the gate area.

Other new restaurants include Burger King, Arctic Bar, Nordic Kitchen and Two Tigers Sushi and Noodle.

Also, international fashion brands such as Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Victoria’s Secret, among others, are represented at the airport.

In connection with the service renewal, more than 70 new or renovated shops and restaurants have opened at the airport. Get to know all our services here.

Towards 20 million passengers

The service renewal is part of the Helsinki airport development programme that is helping us to prepare to serve 20 million passengers in the year 2020.

The aim of Finavia’s development programme, worth EUR 900 million, is to strengthen the position of Helsinki Airport in both the international competition between airports and as a significant airline hub between Europe and Asia.

An internationally competitive airport is important for the wellbeing of the whole of Finland as it helps to maintain good flight connections for Finns to all destinations around the world.