Sales associate Minna from Boutique enjoys the international atmosphere and team spirit. “My colleagues and managers are very professional and support when needed.”
P.S: Keeping track of trends is a big part of Minna's job. You hear it here first: colorful leather bags and shoes are the next big thing. #sayhello
The Kainuu Lounge is an elegant peace of Finnish nature in the middle of the airport. Come and relax in the cozy wooden chairs, some of which are made from wind-felled trees. You'll find the Kainuu lounge at the gate 31.
Can't go to all the way to Lapland but still feel like hitting the slopes? No worries, there are many great ski resorts in Southern Finland as well. Some of them are less than an hour away from Helsinki Airport!
Sometimes inspiration can be sourced from the most obvious of places. It’s time we recognize airports as such.
Amidst scrolling through social media accounts on your phone and browsing through Duty Free, pause for a moment and take a look around. You might just spot something more worthy of your attention.
We compiled all new flight routes to be opened in 2017 in a single list. There are new routes from Helsinki to, for example, the USA, India and various locations in Europe.
Helsinki Airport offers the fastest route between Europe and Asia. Due to the route openings in 2017, HEL will be connecting these two continents even better.
Learn new things about flying! Do you know, for instance, who regulates airport operations? bit.ly/2nb0t3v
Airport operations are highly regulated by international, EU and national authorities. The infographic below illustrates and simplifies the main themes that dictate these regulations.
Did you know some of the most popular sales items last year included chocolate, coffee and Moomin cups? It seems our customers want their coffee breaks to be exceptional! (bonus tip: the Helsinki Airport app enables you to pre-order a cup in select coffee shops)
“When a customer comes for an appointment, our job is to make them feel as if they were in their living room,” says M Room’s Krista Peurasaari.
Barbershop M Room’s Krista Peurasaari enjoys the airport’s unique working environment.
What is it like to fly with a wheelchair? How do airports assist passengers with reduced mobility? We followed an airport staff training session in Oulu to find out.
Did you know that the method of runway usage is the deciding factor in controlling aircraft noise? bit.ly/2mHPgpt
The control of aircraft noise is a fine-tuned package which takes into account the safety and smooth flow of air traffic and the locations of residential areas.
Reserve & Collect makes shopping even more convenient. Order online and pick up in the Duty Free store near Gate 22.
The service is available when travelling to destinations outside Finland.
Feeling out of place? Well, that's the point of travelling, isn't it! If you're still feeling disconnected, don't worry: remember there's free wifi at the airport.
2016 was a record-breaking year for Finavia. Finland is now generating interest as a travel destination and this is reflected in our passenger volumes. With 14 new flight connections established in 2016, did you know that there are nearly 200 direct flights to international destinations from Finland? Read more about our 2016 highlights: bit.ly/2ne1gmK
IAU is planning strike actions for Friday March 17 at 3 pm - 7 pm. Please reserve extra time for airport operations. We are truly sorry that employee actions is being used to affect smooth air traffic. More info http://bit.ly/2mcPCHP
"The airport has facilities that are in common use, so everybody has to be able to utilize them very punctually." Aviation industry insiders tell why quick turnaround time matters.
For every minute an aircraft is on the ground, the fewer routes it can fly.
Finavia’s SnowHow is the best in the world, but what does it include? Find out in our article!
Veli-Pekka Pitkänen, Finavia’s Northern Finland Director, talks about how SnowHow helps planes land safely, whatever the weather.
Hurry is a poor excuse for hunger. Here are 3 delicious dishes for when you're pressed for time.
When done right, a family trip is one of the best kinds of trips!
Do you know why Marlon Brando visited Finland in 1967? Or what peculiar memento he left behind? This is the first in our new series of famous landings in HEL.
Which historical landing at Helsinki Airport would you like to read about? Leave a suggestion in the comments.
The world famous American actor visited Finland for an Unicef gala, caused a ”collective orgasm” among Finnish audience members, but ended up in the hospital.
Meet Lumi, our Chinese-speaking service guide ready to help passengers in their native tongue. Helsinki Airport is the gateway to Lapland, and as more and more Asian tourists are heading north, international guides are a great help when transferring.