“A year ago, we introduced advanced security control technology at Helsinki Airport. These devices eliminated the need to remove liquids and electronics from hand baggage, which has made security control faster,” says Ari Kumara, Vice President - Security at Finavia.
During summer 2023, travelling via Helsinki Airport will become even easier as Finavia installs more ultra-modern security control equipment at the airport. It allows passengers to carry liquid containers exceeding 100 ml in their hand baggage.
“This is a significant step forward since the worldwide adoption of the EU liquid regulations in 2006. We are at the forefront of security control development as similar new technology is currently used only at a very limited number of major European airports and at some airports in the United States.”
Until the summer, Helsinki Airport will still have both new and old security control technology in use. Therefore, air passengers are, for the time being, advised to follow the current hand baggage packing instructions. The instructions are available on Finavia’s website.
The new procedure only applies to passengers departing from Helsinki. The liquid restrictions will continue to apply to passengers departing from Finavia’s regional airports and transfer passengers coming to Helsinki Airport from outside the EU.
“We want to be the leading European airport company in service development. It is important for us to serve our passengers as well as possible and provide high-quality services at our airports. We believe that with the new technology, we can offer our passengers a more relaxed and smoother start to their journey,” says Ari Kumara.