A total of 1.5 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in August 2023release | Air transport 2023, August
According to Statistics Finland, a total over 1.5 million passengers flew through Finnish airports in August 2023. The number of passengers was 6 per cent higher than in the previous year, but still a third lower than in August 2019. The number of passengers on domestic flights decreased by 8 per cent, while the number of passengers on international flights increased by 9 per cent compared to August 2022.
- Helsinki Airport accounted 90 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.
- The share of international flights remained high.
- The number of passengers was still behind the level prior to the corona pandemic.
- The volume of freight decreased slightly from previous months.
The number of passengers was 66 per cent of the level prior to the corona pandemic
In August, a total of 1.4 million passengers flew through Helsinki Airport and altogether 150,000 passengers flew through other domestic airports. Compared to August 2022, the total number of passengers was 7 per cent higher at Helsinki Airport and one per cent higher at other domestic airports.
Eighty-six per cent of the air passengers travelled on international flights and 14 per cent on domestic flights. The share of passengers on international flights was 93 per cent at Helsinki Airport and 34 per cent in total at other domestic airports.
The number of passengers was still behind the level prior to the corona pandemic. The number of passengers at Helsinki Airport was 33 per cent lower and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports 24 per cent lower than in August 2019. The year 2019 is used in the statistics as the comparison year to describe the number of air passengers before the pandemic.
Air freight and mail transport totaled 12,893 tonnes in August 2023. In all, 97 per cent of the tonnes were transported through Helsinki Airport and 100 per cent in traffic between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 5,246 tonnes (41 %) of the transported volume of goods were incoming and 7,647 tonnes (59 %) were outgoing.
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