Finavia Corporation will renovate Helsinki
Airport’s main runway during the summer.
The runway to be renovated is the oldest
runway at Helsinki Airport. It was put into use in 1952 when the
airport was opened for traffic.
The renovation, carried out between May and
early August, will reduce Helsinki Airport's runway capacity but
is not expected to have a major impact on traffic volumes during
All flights with wide-body aircraft and the
highest-volume routes in Europe will operate as usual, however
there maybe some schedule changes to routes with the
lowest passenger numbers.
" We have held meetings with
airlines since autumn, planning summer schedules and finding
solutions to possible timetable changes. Numerous analyses on how
to ensure smooth operations during the renovation have been made,"
said Finavia’s Heini Noronen-Juhola, Vice President, Aviation
& Safety at Helsinki Airport.
In addition to Helsinki Airport,
Finavia is also renovating runways at Ivalo, Vaasa and Kittilä
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