The air harbor of the Finnish capital got the highest among the Scandinavian and Baltic countries assessment of its interconnection with other airports and the volume of transit passengers.
According to the report of the International Council of Airports, the hub connectivity index of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is estimated at 9882 points, which is almost twice as much as ten years ago. This is the best indicator among the countries of Northern Europe and the twelfth in the world rating, according to the Finavia release.
"In recent years, Helsinki Airport has strengthened its position as an important air traffic center, which is mainly because of the expansion of our presence in the Baltic region and the growth of air traffic between Europe and Asia. The popularity of Finland as a tourist destination also plays a significant role," - says Kari Savolainen, CEO of Finavia.
On the second place among the Northern European airports after Helsinki (9982 points in the ranking) was the Copenhagen airport (5404 points) and Oslo airport (3868 points). The top five airports in Europe included the Frankfurt am Main airport, Amsterdam Schiphol, Parisian Charles de Gaulle, Istanbul Ataturk and London Heathrow.
Of all the airports in Northern Europe, Helsinki-Vantaa offers the largest number of direct flights to Asia. By the number of flights it is the fifth largest airport in Europe between Europe and China. In total, the airports managed by Finavia offer more than 200 flights to destinations around the world.