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Finland to see structural changes in air traffic. Upswing in LCC operations


A record number of new routes from Finland to destinations in Europe have commenced as part of the summer 2011 season, driven by an increased LCC offering. As Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos stated last month upon the opening of a base in Helsinki, “the boom of low-cost flights is especially apparent in central Europe and in several Nordic countries. The structural changes to air traffic in Finland are only just beginning”. [2085 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Norwegian opens Finnish base
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle seeks cooperation with Finnair
  • Wizz Air to launch second Finland destination. Ryanair and Belavia also launching Finland services
  • easyJet to end Finland services
  • Finnair and Blue1 focusing on intercontinental services
  • Finnair focuses on Asia Pacific expansion
  • Neff Capital launches Nordic Global Airlines

Graphs and data:

  • Finland total domestic seats: 2001 to 2010
  • International LCC capacity to/from Finland: Apr-2002 to Apr-2011
  • Finavia total passenger numbers and passenger numbers growth: Jan-2009 to Feb-2011
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport capacity (seats per week, to/from) by carrier (04-Apr-2011 to 10-Apr-2011)
  • Finnair international capacity by region (04-Apr-2011 to 10-Apr-2011)
  • Finnair Passenger Numbers (Scheduled, Asia Pacific) (2009 to 2011)
  • Finnair Available Seat Kilometres (Scheduled, Asia Pacific) (2009 to 2011)
  • Finavia cargo volume growth: Jan-2009 to Feb-2011
  • Finnavia traffic highlights: Jan/Feb-2011 
  • Finnavia international scheduled traffic passengers: Jan/Feb-2011 
  • Finland passenger traffic by airport: Jan/Feb-2011
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