Helsinki Airport is the leading long-haul airport in northern Europe measured by the number of destinations. In 2010 Skytrax chose Helsinki Airport as the best airport in Northern Europe and Monocle magazine ranked it as the best international transfer airport. It has ranked at the top class in European passenger surveys. The airport is situated on the most direct and quickest routes between Europe and Asia.
About 90 per cent of Finland’s international air traffic uses Helsinki Airport. In 2010, just under 13 million passengers passed through its terminals.
The new, three-floor terminal extension, finished in 2009, offers a wide range of retail outlets, a 400-seat restaurant world My City Helsinki and as the first airport in the world, Via Spa with relaxing services for transit passengers. Part of the extension is used for baggage handling and technical premises. The extension was planned to meet the dramatic growth in transfer traffic between Asia and Europe.
* Finavia is a state owned commercial enterprise that operates the Helsinki Airport.