Helsinki Airport marks the 100th birthday of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, the 7th of October, marks the 100th birthday of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier of the Netherlands. In honour of the big day, Helsinki Airport is decorating KLM’s departure gates and offering treats to passengers. The KLM logo features an image of a crown, which… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines’ new service from Chengdu, China

Sichuan Airlines’ flight from Chengdu was celebrated with a water salute as it arrived to Helsinki Airport early on Monday morning around six o’clock 16 September. The new route will strengthen Helsinki Airport’s flight connections to China. Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The airline will operate the route between Helsinki and Chengdu twice… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport unveils autumn’s pop-up store selection

Finnish experiences and sustainability are emphasized when choosing new pop-ups at the airport. See the autumn’s pop-up selection below. Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — During the summer, Helsinki Airport added two new Finnish brands to its selection. Private Case and Viaminnet, both of whose focus is on local craftsmanship and sustainable production, launched new… Read the full press release

Finavia to start construction of a Subsurface Flow Wetland at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Water management is an important part of Finavia’s environmental responsibility. The new underground wetland treatment facility will mean cleaner waters for the watercourses surrounding Helsinki Airport. Good environmental work is part of Finavia’s corporate responsibility. The Sum of Good Things article series highlights details of Finavia’s responsibility work. This article focuses on… Read the full press release

Finavia brought hobbyists together during The HELspotting Day at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia invited passionate plane spotters to Helsinki Airport on 6 August 2019 to learn more about the airport and to see planes and the action on the runways from a close distance. The HELspotting Day is a way for Finavia to introduce Helsinki Airport to this active stakeholder… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s new Plaza Premium Lounge earns great feedback from travellers

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Plaza Premium Lounge, opened at Helsinki Airport’s non-Schengen area on the 3rd of May, has received a lot of great feedback from travellers. Passengers can additionally enjoy the brand’s services at over 35 international airports around the world. Plaza Premium Lounge is also taking part in Helsinki Airport’s… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed as the new operator of Finnair Cargo’s COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair Cargo has appointed Swissport as the new operator of its COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport, one of the most modern air cargo hubs in Europe. From June 2019, Swissport will handle over 600 tons of perishables, pharmaceuticals and general cargo daily. The COOL Nordic… Read the full press release

Espresso House, the largest coffee chain in the Nordics to open in Helsinki Airport this spring

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Espresso House is the largest coffee chain in the Nordic countries with more than 400 cafes across the Nordic region. The chain invests in the coffee knowledge of its employees: all employees are trained baristas. The café’s selection includes both cold and warm drinks, as well as savory… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport welcomes Juneyao Air’s new direct service from Shanghai

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Helsinki Airport‘s excellent direct connections to China will continue to grow during the next spring and summer, as Juneyao Air will also open a route to Finland. New direct connections are expected to increase the number of Chinese tourists and also offer new tourism opportunities from Finland to… Read the full press release

Finavia invites volunteers to test out the new central square Aukio at Helsinki Airport before its opening

Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most impressive new spaces of Helsinki Airport will open its doors in February. Aukio will be the heart of the long-haul expansion area, through which departing passengers will go to their flights and where arriving passengers will get their first impressions of Finland. Before the… Read the full press release

Finavia gives three childcare rooms at Helsinki Airport a fresh look

Three of Helsinki Airport’s childcare rooms have been redecorated with new wooden baby care tables, Finnish art, designer chairs and more. Vantaa, Finland, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia constantly develops services for families at Helsinki Airport. This autumn, three of the airport’s childcare rooms were redecorated. You can find the childcare rooms in the… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport welcomes new Finnair service to Los Angeles starting spring 2019

Vantaa, Finland, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair will launch a route from Helsinki Airport to Los Angeles next spring. The new route will be the fifth direct route to North America and the 27th international intercontinental route from Helsinki Airport. The Helsinki Airport – Los Angeles service will operate three times a week starting… Read the full press release

Sleeping in Airports survey: Helsinki Airport voted as the Best Airport in Europe and the 4th Best Airport for Overall Experience in 2017

Vantaa, Finland, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Whether your flight is delayed, or you have an overnight layover, you may find yourself having to sleep at the airport. Such a situation is hardly ideal, but there are ways to stay comfortable and actually get a few hours of much-needed rest at Helsinki Airport when this… Read the full press release

Finavia, Finnair and Alepa develop new service for easier and smoother shopping at Helsinki Airport

Vantaa, Finland, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia, Finnair and Alepa have developed a new service that makes shopping at the airport and travelling easier and smoother. You no longer need to carry souvenirs, gifts and groceries purchased from these companies’ online stores and the shops in the gate areas of Helsinki Airport to your… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport welcomes new route between Helsinki and Malmö

In partnership with Finnair, Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) has launched a non-stop service between Helsinki Airport and Malmö Airport. The first flight took off on April 16, 2018. Vantaa, Finland, 2018-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The new route between Helsinki and Malmö offers six weekly departures – every day of the week except on Saturdays…. Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport hosts new exhibition Art of the Airport Tower by photographer Carolyn Russo

Helsinki, Finland, 2016-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Art of the Airport Tower, a new exhibition by respected photographer Carolyn Russo opened at the airport, brings the world’s most interesting control towers to the centre of Helsinki Airport. The exhibition is created by Carolyn Russo, an American photographer at the Smithsonian, who has worked at the… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport prepares for 20 million annual passengers by 2020

Vantaa, FINLAND, 2016-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The Helsinki Airport is going through a large-scale expansion that aims to improve the airport’s facilities as well as strengthen its competitive position among the big European airports. The improvements are expected to take several years. The development program for the Helsinki Airport was launched in spring 2014… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport brings Finnish style Christmas to passengers this year

HELSINKI, 2015-12-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Dozens of Christmas trees, decorations even on the ceilings, gift options galore, and, of course, Santa. Helsinki Airport whisks you straight into Christmas. At Helsinki Airport passengers get to see and hear Christmas in the Finnish style this year. After all, the airport is an official partner of… Read the full press release

“Future of Travel” hackathon organised by Finavia’s Helsinki Airport, Finnair and Reaktor, Nov 6-8 at Suvilahti in Helsinki

HELSINKI, 2015-11-6 — /Travel PR News/ — The “Future of Travel” hackathon event ‒ organised by Finavia’s Helsinki Airport, Finnair and Reaktor ‒ sets developers the unique task of developing new services for airline passengers. This is the first time that an airline, an airport and a technology provider are involved in the Hackathon, which… Read the full press release

The oldest café at Helsinki Airport transformed into Tapio Café

HELSINKI, FINLAND, 2015-10-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Café Alvar A., the oldest café at Helsinki Airport, transformed into Tapio Café in October. The café is inspired by the Kalevala. Almost everything you see, experience or taste is Finnish. Café Alvar A. was designed as a joint effort by Iittala, Artek and the Aalto Foundation… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s indoor positioning service solution received the Mobility Project of the Year Award

HELSINKI, 2015-10-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Helsinki Airport’s indoor positioning service solution has received the Mobility Project of the Year Award from Management Events. Helsinki Airport is the first airport in the world to introduce new technology based on indoor positioning. The technology makes it possible to monitor passenger flows and eliminate bottlenecks and… Read the full press release

Michael Kors opens store in Helsinki Airport

HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-9-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Iconic Michael Kors bags and accessories can be found at the brand’s new boutique at the airport. Michael Kors is known for its deluxe bags and other leather products.The brand’s products can now be found at Helsinki Airport’s gate 32. The brand is founded by an American… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport’s terminal extension to begin next year

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-9-9 — /Travel PR News/ — The plan is in place to start construction of the terminal extension at Helsinki Airport at the beginning of next year. Preparations are well underway at the building site, which is among the largest in Finland – the main contractors have been selected and construction of infrastructure is… Read the full press release

Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London and Tom Ford Beauty at the new boutique area at Helsinki Airport

HELSINKI, 2015-7-20 — /Travel PR News/ — An extensive new boutique area dedicated to beauty will showcase several iconic and internationally renowned brands including Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London and Tom Ford Beauty. Finavia is delighted to welcome new and prestige beauty brands to its airport this summer. Many of these… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport names M.Pol.Sc. Elena Stenholm as Vice President of Commercial Services

HELSINKI, 2015-5-29 — /Travel PR News/ — M.Pol.Sc. Elena Stenholm will begin work as the Vice President of the Commercial Services at Helsinki Airport on 1 June. Elena Stenholm will be responsible for the overall development and management of the commercial services provided for passengers at Helsinki Airport, as well as for close cooperation with… Read the full press release

Finavia currently tests ticket inspection machines that will make customer service faster, both in security control and at the gate

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-4-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Finavia has purchased ticket inspection machines, and the machines are currently being tested at the airport. The new technology will make customer service faster, both in security control and at the gate. – The new machines are included in Finavia’s digitisation and service development plan, the aim of… Read the full press release

Winter Operations and Airside Safety 2015 conference attracted almost 150 participants from over ten countries at Helsinki Airport

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — At the end of February, WOASE 2015, Winter Operations and Airside Safety, conference attracted almost 150 participants from over ten countries. The conference gathered together airport winter experts and other experts in the industry to exchange information and learn from each other. The snow-how, winter expertise, of Finavia’s… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport pays special attention to the needs of its youngest passengers

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Helsinki Airport has paid special attention to the needs of its youngest passengers. There are well-equipped play areas with activities for both younger and older children. The play areas are at gates 16, 20, 30, and 38. The children’s room near Gate 31 is complete with a microwave… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport inaugurated new air traffic control centre, bringing together many of the functions essential for air traffic

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-1-23 — /Travel PR News/ — This January, Helsinki Airport inaugurated a new air traffic control centre, bringing together many of the functions essential for air traffic. In addition to approach control and area control functions, the centre covers rescue co-ordination functions and briefing services. The unit is to be staffed by 180… Read the full press release

Helsinki Airport to get long-awaited train connection this summer when the Ring Rail Line opens

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-1-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Helsinki Airport will get the long-awaited train connection this summer when the Ring Rail Line opens. The new rail line will provide an easy connection between the airport and the Helsinki city centre. According to Ville Haapasaari, the director of Helsinki Airport, the new train link is one… Read the full press release