1. What is it all about?
Terminal 2 of Helsinki Airport will get a magnificent new entrance in 2021. The parking and public transport arrangements of the airport will get a facelift at the same time. The new check-in and security check area will be completed few months later and they will be in use in 2022.
In addition to the new terminal areas, the current arrivals and departure halls will get a thorough makeover, and they will be added to the gate area. This will create a lot of new space as well as opportunities for improving passenger services.
The expansion of Terminal 2 is part of Finavia’s billion-euro investment programme with the aim of strengthening the competitive position of Helsinki Airport as a significant European airport.
2. What is the timetable of the expansion?
The construction work of Terminal 2 began in January 2019. All in all, the expansion of Terminal 2 will be completed in 2023 when the whole current ten-year development programme will be completed.
3. How will the construction work be evident to the passengers?
The new terminal will be a fantastic new building. Before everything is ready, there will be disruptions. The construction work will generate noise, dust and all sorts of inconvenience – the walking distances will become longer and services will change location.
4. How should passengers prepare for the changes?
These three instructions will make travel easier and smoother during the time of construction work.
- Always check out up-to-date information before arriving at the airport.
- Arrive at the airport in time, and remember to reserve enough time for getting from one place to another.
- Reserve your parking slot in advance.
5. How will the work affect people driving to the airport in their own cars?
There is a large work site of approximately 4,5 ha in front of the terminal. Driving lanes are now narrower and changed. If you are coming to the airport in your own car, please be careful and mind the speed limits.
- Passengers can park in halls P3 and P5, as well as the outside parking space P4
- If you are dropping off or picking up passengers from the airport, leave your car in short-term parking spaces in P3. It is important to remember that you are only allowed to stop in front of the Terminal 1 for a brief moment to drop off the passengers. Parking is prohibited. From 2 March 2021, it will no longer be possible to drive a car in front of T2.
- For frequent passengers, the parking spaces have relocated to the Premium parking in P3, which has its own entrance.
- Disabled parking spaces are located in P3 and P5.
6. How do I move between the terminals and the parking spaces?
- You can move between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 by foot indoors, through the connecting corridor.
- From P3, you can walk to Terminal 2 through Terminal 1. From the ground floor (floor T) of P3A, take the walking tunnel to Terminal 1, then through the connecting corridor to terminal 2. The distance will be approximately 300 meters.
- From P5, you can walk to Terminal 2 outdoors, by taking a covered walking route. If you are going to Terminal 1, walk first to Terminal 2 and take the connecting corridor to Terminal 1.
7. Where can I park my electric car?
There are charging spots for electric cars in both parking hall P5 and P3. In P3, they are located in the Premium area, which has its own entrance. In P5, the electric car spaces are in floor -1.
8. Will there be enough parking space?
Yes there will. We have already taken the construction work in consideration earlier, when we made 3 000 new parking spaces to parking hall P5. Finavia has added hundreds of parking spots to the outdoor parking area P4. We have also completed the new P1/P2 parking hall which will be opened when the passenger numbers increase.
9. How does the work affect those who travel by bus, taxi or train?
Taxi station is located in front of Terminal 1. The accessible taxis are located next to Terminal 2 and the bus station.
The bus station of Terminal 2 is located in front of Scandic hotel. The drop off and pick up area for hotel busses is located next to P5 (street address: Lentäjäntie).
Passengers who travel by train will not be affected by the building.
10. What's happening inside the terminal?
The construction work can be seen inside Terminal 2. Some of the service points will relocate or they can be closed. There will also be changes in walking routes.
11. Where do I get more information?