Why fly to Finland

Finland is the home to the happiest people on the planet and one of the most trending destinations in the world. Our airports provide excellent passenger experience, guarantee smooth transfers, and efficient and fast turnarounds. Operational excellence, safety and cost efficiency are key factors for the competitiveness of all our airports.

HEL of an opportunity

We are continuously breaking our records. 25 million passengers served in our 21 airports. That’s a 9,2 % increase in the amount of passengers. There are many reasons to fall in love with Finland.

The tourism in Finland is blooming. Finland has been ranked one of the best destinations in the world by National Geographic, as well as one of the best places to travel according to the Lonely Planet. More and more people from all around the world travel to explore our wild nature, clean lakes, breathtaking aurora borealis, and midnight sun. No wonder we are ranked one of the happiest people on the planet! Find more info about Finland as a destination: visitfinland.com

What makes us special?

We provide excellent passenger experience, guarantee smooth transfers, and efficient and fast turnarounds for airplanes.

We are proud of:

  • the positive economic growth in Finland and ever increasing outbound travel
  • the top quality resulting in one of Europe’s lowest landing costs
  • investing in long-lasting cooperation and active support to airlines for opening new routes to Finland
  • putting safety and efficiency above everything involving flight safety, security checks of the passengers and luggage, safety of the apron and cyber security

One HEL of a plan

We are making extensive investments to secure smooth travelling also in the future. With an ongoing 900 million EUR development programme in Helsinki Airport, we increase capacity for long-haul and transfer passengers as well as for wide-body aircraft and improve the traffic arrangements. The improvements allow us to serve up to 30 million passengers. The total area of the terminal in the early 2020s will be more than 250,000 square metres being able to accommodate more than 10 Finnish Parliament Houses. The aircraft parking areas and taxiways, will be renovated over an area of 450,000 square metres. The size of the construction site is equal to 90 football pitches.

We are on the leading edge of environmental sustainability. Since summer 2017, Helsinki Airport has been carbon neutral, and all our other airports followed in 2019, a year before than predicted. Nearly 60% of all aircraft landings at Helsinki Airport are employing continuous descent approach reducing aircraft fuel consumption, emissions and noise.


We aim to make our customers happy and satisfied in any way possible. We are continuously developing our services to ensure smooth travel experience to our passengers. Efficiency and safety are our key priorities to ensure minimum costs and flight delays. It’s a win-win situation.

Helsinki / HEL

Helsinki Airport, the largest airport in Finland, broke its record with 22 million passengers in 2019.


Helsinki Airport’s strengths combine excellent operations with cost efficiency, We want to maintain these strengths even as the number of passengers grow. In the future we aim to expand the airport area to more than 250,000 square meters. The number of bridge gates for wide-body aircraft will be doubled from 8 to 16 and baggage handling capacity will increase by 50 per cent. 


The airport serves passengers 24/7.  All under one roof, next to three runways. Runway 1 is 3,500 metres (11,483 ft), Runway 2 is 3,060 metres (10,039 ft) long and Runway 3 is 2,901 metres (9,518 ft) long. 



Oulu / OUL

Oulu is easily accessible by plane even from afar. Oulu Airport is the second busiest in Finland – in 2019 there was more than a million passengers traveling to or through Oulu Airport. Dozens of flights from Finland as well as from abroad arrive there on a daily basis. Oulu is a city that has a lot to offer with a good access anywhere.

Oulu Airport offers various services, such as cafeterias, a shop, a beer house, Hailuoto lounge area, relaxing rocking chairs, and free Wi-Fi. The airport is open 7 days a week from 4:00 am until 2:00 am.

The runway length is 2,501 m (8,205 ft) long and 60 m (197 ft) wide


Rovaniemi / RVN

Rovaniemi Airport is Santa’s Official Home Airport, located directly on the Polar Circle. The airport served 661 124 passengers in 2019 making it the third busiest airport in Finland. Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and the centre of Barents region located in the Arctic Circle. It’s a city in the middle of nature with a wide variety of nature attractions in city surrounding.

Rovaniemi airport was expanded in 2019. Today, Rovaniemi Airport offers various services, such as cafeterias, a shop, a restaurant, relaxing rocking chairs, and free Wi-Fi. The recently renovated runway is 3,000 metres long. The airport serves passengers from Mondays until Saturdays from 4:00am until 10:30pm. On Sundays the airport is open from 7am until 10:30pm.


Turku / TKU

Turku Airport is the airport with the second highest passenger traffic in Finland when looking at the number of international passengers. Turku Airport is popular among the residents of Turku and nearby areas, particularly because of its small size. Being uncrowded and easily accessible, the airport attracts families with children as well as other target groups.

The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.

Terminal is open according to the flight schedules.


Vaasa / VAA

Vaasa Airport is the 6th biggest airport in Finland in terms of passengers. Regular users of Vaasa airport are Finnair and Scandinavian Airlines. The airport is also served by several charters with destinations to Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Thailand.

The airport is open from Monday to Friday from 4:45am to 1:30am, on Saturdays from 4:45am to 6:30 pm, and on Sunday from 8:00am to 1:30am. The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.


Kittilä / KTT

Kittilä Airport handles general aviation and mostly seasonal international traffic and is one of the main airports in Northern Finland. It carried 363 161 passengers in 2019 being the 5th busiest airport in Finland. During 2018-2020 Finavia invested in Kittilä Airport with several million euro's development program improving the terminal building and apron taxiways.

The airport terminal opens two hours before the first departure and closes after the last departure of the day.

The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.


Kuopio / KUO

There is a lot more to Kuopio than the Puijo Tower. The city is a home for the University of Eastern Finland, UEF. It is one of the largest universities in Finland. With its 112,000 inhabitants, Kuopio is the largest city in eastern Finland and the ninth largest city in the country.

The airport is open from Monday to Friday from 4:30am to 1:30am. On Saturdays from 4:30am to 7pm. On Sundays from 9am to 1.30am.

The airport's runway is 2,800 metres long.


Tampere Pirkkala / TMP

Tampere holds many records. It is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries. University of Tampere is one of the largest and most popular universities in Finland. It is a traditional centre of the Finnish industry. Today, the city is best known for its high-tech expertise and extensive know-how in various fields. Tampere, together with its surrounding municipalities, creates one of the fastest growing city regions in Finland that offers excellent business and working opportunities.

Opening hours: T1: Mon-Fri 03.00-01.30 and Sat from 03.00 a.m. to 6.00 pm. Sun from 04.30 a.m. to 01.30 a.m.

Terminal 2 will open 2 hours before departing flight. The terminal is in use during summer schedule.

The airport's runway is 2,700 metres long.


Joensuu / JOE

In Joensuu, we can enjoy the close proximity to the forests in and around the city. The eastern part of Finland certainly is part of a high forest cover area. In the future Joensuu will still be the vibrant and thriving center of North Karelia and it aims to be carbon neutral by 2025.

The airport opens one hour before departure.

The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.


Jyväskylä / JYV

The city of Jyväskylä is located in the lake district of Central Finland. It is the largest city in the region of Central Finland and its population growth rate is one of the highest in Finland. Jyväskylä is a city of education: every fourth passer-by is a school-goer or a student.

The airport is open from Monday until Fri from 4.45am to 5.30pm and from 11.00pm to 00.45am. On Saturdays from 04.45am to 06.00am and from12.15pm to 5.15pm. On Sundays from 12.15pm to 5.15pm and from 11.00pm to 00.45am.

The airport's runway is 2,601 metres long.


Kajaani / KAJ

Kajaani lies between two significant recreational locations: the varied, all-year-round accessible Vuokatti and Lake Oulujärvi, an oasis known for its clear waters.

Opening hours: Airport terminal opens at least one hour before departure flight.

The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.


Kokkola-Pietarsaari / KOK

The airport is located about 19 km from Kokkola city centre and 30 km from Pietarsaari city centre. The old-town districts of Kokkola and Pietarsaari are full of rustic wooden buildings and old-world maritime charm. You’ll find that these vibrant culture-rich towns have much to offer in the way of annual events and celebrations. Up to 3 flights every day.

The terminal is open on weekdays from 4:45am to 10:00pm. During the weekend, the terminal is open according to the flight schedule.

The airport runways are 2,500 and 700 metres long.


Mariehamn / MHQ

Mariehamn airport on the Åland islands is located on the right by the sea, four kilometres from Mariehamn city centre. Mariehamn has regular flights from Helsinki, Stockholm and Turku, and it is a popular destination for general aviators.

The terminal is open according to departures and arrivals.

The airport's runway is 1,903 metres long.


Pori / POR

Home to the Finnish Aviation Academy, the airport is the most important flight training centre in the country. It serves passenger traffic with a regular connection to Helsinki, as well as with numerous taxi and charter flights.

The terminal is open according to the flight schedule

The airport runways are 2,351 and 801 metres long.


Savonlinna / SVN

The area of Savonlinna is the pearl of Lake Saimaa. Savonlinna is a beautiful and lively city of around 35 000 people in Eastern Finland, in the lap of lake Saimaa. The Savonlinna Opera festival is a cultural event known across the world, and with Olavinlinna castle as its stage is a one of a kind historic attraction.

The terminal is open according to the flight schedules

The airport's runway is 2,300 metres long.


Kemi-Tornio / KEM

Situated on the coast of the Bay of Bothnia, the airport serves business travelers and tourists heading to Southern Lapland. Kemi in particular has been gaining an international reputation for tourism, in part due to the magnificent Snow Castle that is built there every winter since 1996. Less than 30 minutes north, nestled on the Swedish border, Tornio uniquely blends the two cultures in an exciting mixture of art, handicrafts and history.

The airport opens one and half hour before departure.

The airport's runway is 2,503 metres long.


Kuusamo / KAO

Kuusamo is one of Finland’s major holiday destinations, attracting almost a million tourists annually. Many of these arrive in winter to enjoy the excellent skiing available at the nearby ski resorts, especially Ruka Ski Resort, one of the largest in Finland.

The terminal opens 2 hours before departing flights.

The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.


Enontekiö / ENF

Enontekiö is a municipality in the Finnish part of Lapland, situated in the outermost northwest of the country occupying a large and very sparsely populated area. Finland’s highest point is located in this municipality, the Halti fell, or Haltitunturi, is 1324 metres above sea level, and is a part of the Scandinavian Mountains.

The terminal is open according to the flight schedule.

The airport's runway is 2,001 metres long.


Ivalo / IVL

Ivalo airport is located 11 kilometres southwest from Ivalo, the municipal centre of Inari, and 25 kilometres north of Saariselkä. It is the northernmost airport in Finland.

Opening hours: Terminal is open every day according to the flight schedules. The airport opens two hours before the first departure.