The decline in the air transport business was huge again in August.
According to Statistics Finland's figures, altogether 332,958 passengers flew through Finnish airports in August 2020, which was 86% lower than one year before.
There were 272,715 passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa airport (87% less year-on-year) and a total of 60,243 passengers at other domestic airports (78% down compared to August 2019). Helsinki-Vantaa accounted for 82% of all passengers at domestic airports.
70% of the passengers were from international flights and 30% from domestic flights. Of the passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa, 82% were from international flights.
Source: Statistics Finland.
In the January to August period altogether 5.7 million passengers flew through Finnish airports, which was 68% lower than one year before. 71% of the passengers were from international flights and 29% from domestic flights.
There were 4.5 million passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa airport and 1.2 million at other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 79% of all passengers at domestic airports.
In the January to August period of 2020 air freight and mail transports amounted to 87,004 tonnes, which was 41% lower than one year before. 98% of those goods were transported through Helsinki airport and 99% were transported between Finland and other countries. Altogether 47,888 tonnes of the goods were outgoing and 39,116 tonnes were incoming.