Helsinki Airport

international airport serving Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Airport[4] (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK; Finnish: Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema, Swedish: Helsingfors-Vanda flygplats) is the main international airport of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Its surrounding metropolitan area, and the Uusimaa region. The airport is in the city of Vantaa, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of Tikkurila, the administrative center of Vantaa and 9.2 NM (17.0 km; 10.6 mi) north[2] of Helsinki city center. The airport is operated by state-owned Finavia.[5]

Helsinki Airport

Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema
Helsingfors-Vanda flygplats
Helsinki-vantaa aerial.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesHelsinki, Finland
Opened1952 (1952)
Hub for
Elevation AMSL55 m / 179 ft
Coordinates60°19′02″N 024°57′48″E / 60.31722°N 24.96333°E / 60.31722; 24.96333Coordinates: 60°19′02″N 024°57′48″E / 60.31722°N 24.96333°E / 60.31722; 24.96333
HEL is located in Finland
Location within Finland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04R/22L 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
04L/22R 3,060 10,039 Asphalt
15/33 2,901 9,518 Asphalt
Number Length Surface
m ft
H16/H34 310 1,017 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passenger change 17–18Increase 10.4%
Landings (commercial aviation)94008
Cargo (metric tonnes)198634
Source: Finavia[2]
Statistics from Finavia[3]

It is the largest airport in Finland and the fourth busiest airport in the Nordic countries.

The airport is the main hub for Finnair, the flag carrier of Finland, and its subsidiary Nordic Regional Airlines. It is also a hub for CityJet (on behalf of SAS) and an operating base for Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SunClass Airlines and TUI fly Nordic.


  1. "CityJet to Fly New Aircraft For SAS". Dublin: CityJet DAC. 1 October 2015. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "EFHK Helsinki-Vantaa" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 8 December 2016. pp. EFHK AD 2.1, pp. 1–10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. "Traffic statistics per year" (PDF). Finavia. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. "EFHK Helsinki-Vantaa" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 5 February 2015. pp. EFHK AD 2.1, p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  5. "Shortest route between Europe and Asia". Finavia. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.

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