Building the future of HEL: world premiere and live implementation of Helsinki-Airport’s brand new long-haul expansion

Finavia experienced its most successful year in 2018. Helsinki Airport reached a new passenger record of 20 million in December 2018, and is getting ready to serve 30 million with the ongoing development programme worth over 1 billion euro. Helsinki Airport is now facing its next completion in the beginning of February 2019, when Aukio, the new central plaza and heart of the long-haul expansion of Helsinki Airport, will be opened.

We want to welcome representatives of the media to experience the new terminal facilities among the very first ones and follow the Aukio’s final implementation test, including 200 volunteer test passengers, live on site on 6th February 2019.

Programme:

9 am meeting at T2 departures hall, corner of WHS Smith, host Maija Ilvonen Finavia Communications

9-9.30 Short introductions and programme of the day

9.30 Transfer to gate area and onwards to Aukio

10-12 Live implementation and testing, possibility to interview and take photographs

Lunch at the Airport

13 event ends


After the testing and lunch, it is possible to arrange eg a terminal or apron tour or other aviation related depending on your interests. Finavia will cover one night accommodation near the airport to foreign journalists before the media event. Details will be sent to confirmed participants.

We can accommodate max 15 media representatives, so we kindly ask you to confirm your participation by 1 February at the latest via e-mail to our Media Desk at comms@finavia.fi If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Media Desk. We will send instructions prior the event.

We hope to see you here in February - welcome to HEL!

Katja Siberg

SVP, Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience

Finavia

About Aukio and Helsinki Airport’s development programme:

Aukio will be the new iconic central plaza of Helsinki Airport’s non-Schengen area, with new restaurants, shops and services you will be able to see and test. Aukio will have State-of-the-art technological solutions in new security controls for arriving transfer passengers: digital signage and video guidance, queue measurement system and security Scanners for people screening. Aukio’s security controls will be able to serve 220 passengers per hour per lane with up to 83 % capacity increase, 4400 trays per hour and

75 screeners per hour

In total Aukio will bring 25,000 m2 of new passenger and baggage facilities to the airport. Aukio’s nature inspired design by PES-Architects is based on natural light meets the wooden elements creating a unique multipurpose-space for passengers and events and a video wall by Architects Davidsson Tarkela surrounding Aukio.

More images and details are available at Finavia’s website:

Finavia’s giant investment at Helsinki Airport enters a new phase: a wild year ahead

Helsinki Airport development programme

For further information, please contact: Finavia Media Desk, tel. +358 20 708 2002, comms@finavia.fi

Finavia provides and develops airport services with a focus on safety, customer-orientation and cost efficiency in Finland. Finavia’s comprehensive network of 21 airports enables international connections from Finland — and to areas throughout Finland. Helsinki Airport is the leading Northern European transit airport for long-haul traffic. In 2017, corporate revenue totalled MEUR 374 and the number of employees was 2,700. www.finavia.fi 

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Finavia provides and develops airport services with focus on safety, customer-orientation and cost efficiency. Finavia’s comprehensive network of 21 airports enables international connections from Finland — and to different parts of Finland. Helsinki Airport is the leading Northern European transit airport for long-haul traffic. Revenues in 2017 were EUR 374 million, and the number of employees 2700.

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