Concepts and definitions

Air traffic passenger transport performance

Number of passengers multiplied by the number of flown kilometres.

Air traffic performance

The total number of flown kilometres during a specific unit of time, usually one year.

Air traffic transport performance

Volume of transported passengers, freight and mail in tonnes multiplied by the number of flown kilometres.

Aircraft

An aircraft is a vehicle moving in the atmosphere, such as an airplane, helicopter and hot-air balloon.

Airplane

An airplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with a weight greater than the air.

Airport

A defined area which is entirely or partly intended for commercial air traffic activities.

Airport terminal

A self-contained facility for handling of air traffic freight and passenger transport.

Charter air traffic

Chartered flight.

Commercial aviation

Commercial aviation is commercial air traffic, in which passengers, freight or mail are transported in exchange for a fee or rent. Commercial air traffic comprises scheduled and chartered flights and air taxi traffic. Commercial aviation does not include general aviation, training or military flights.

Domestic air traffic passenger

A domestic passenger departs from and arrives at an airport in Finland.

International air traffic passenger

A domestic passenger departs from and arrives at an airport in Finland.

Passenger, air traffic

A passenger arriving or departing or a transfer passenger changing planes. Passenger statistics do include infants, but do not include transit passengers (a passenger who does not change planes).

Scheduled flight

Scheduled air traffic.

Transfer passenger, air traffic

A transfer passenger arrives at the airport by air and continues his/her journey to another airport.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Air transport [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-1847. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.8.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ilma/kas_en.html