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Helskini Airport (IATA code: HEL), also known as Helsinki - Vantaa Airport is located in the city of Vantaa, 17 km north of Helsinki. Is the main airport of Finland that serves Helsinki metropolitan region. It is also a popular transfer point between Asia and Europe, due it's geographical location and fast and easy transfers.

It serves as a hub for Finnair and also base from Blue1, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Flybe Nordic.

It was originally built for the 1952 Summer Olympic Games. In 2013, the airport served 15 Million passengers, being the fourth busiest airport in the Nordic countries and the 30th busiest airport in Europe. Is considered one of the best airports in Europe by some surveys.

  • Helsinki Airport is the hub of Finnair

  • Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are close one from other

  • Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland

  • The airport served 15 Million passenger in 2013


Helsinki Airport is divided in two terminals that are only separated by 250 metres pedestrian corridor.

Terminal 1 was called domestic terminal, but today is used for the Schengen area flights.

Terminal 2, former international terminal, is the non-Schengen area, and was expanded in 2009.


The best option to reach Helsinki city centre is to use the bus. There is an express bus operated by Finnair that connects the airport with Helsinki Central Station. In mid-2015 is expected that the rail arrives directly in the aiport, being more easy and quickly to communicate with all cities and destinations

The airport in numbers

- 15 Million passengers in 2013
- 81% of the total number of passengers in the 21 airports in Finland
- 2 Terminals and 3 runways
- More than 50 airlines
- Stockholm, Copenhagen and London are the busiest international routes
- 130 direct destinations.

Contact Information

Address: Helsinki Airport.

Lentäjäntie 3, 01530 Vantaa

GPS Location: 60°18'52.43" N, 24°58'13.21" E

Phone number: +358 200 14636