The price changes are due to the increased depreciation expenses and capital costs caused by the investment programmes.
At the moment, Helsinki Airport is running a million-euro development programme through which it is preparing to serve 30 million passengers a year. A large-scale investment programme of around EUR 55 million is also currently underway at Lapland’s airports. The investment programme aims to enable the further growth of Lapland’s tourism industry and improve Finland’s accessibility and competitiveness.
Passenger charges will increase by 5%, and landing charges by 3%. Security charges will be reduced by 2.6%. In total, air traffic charges will increase by 2.1% compared to 2018.
If an airport user disagrees with the pricing decision, they may refer the issue to the Finnish Transport Safety Agency for processing in accordance with the Act on the Airport Network and Airport Charges (210/2011).
The Finnish air traffic infrastructure and services are funded with the profits from Finavia’s business operations.