Finavia according to the inaugural in 1952, the field was able to fly directly to only a few place such as Turku, Stockholm, London and New York. The first foreign company, whose machine landed on the field, was SAS. Today, the route network is on a completely different level: in the last year from Helsinki-Vantaa to fly directly to the 145 target. The airport operated regularly about fifty airlines.
Also, passenger numbers have grown immensely. When in 1952 Helsinki-Vantaa through nearly 18 500 passengers, were passengers in 2017, as many as 18.9 million. 20 million passenger number is expected to break this year.
in addition to the Figures also pictures illustrate well how the Helsinki-Vantaa airport has over the years changed. See for yourself!Helsinki-Vantaa then before the fresh Helsinki airport from the air, photographed in 1952. VOLKER VON BONIN/HELSINKI KAUPUNGINMUSEOKar-Air (Karhumäki Airways) aircraft and the passengers to Helsinki airport sometime in the ' 50s. In the early days the station was better known Finnish town, and its official name was the Helsinki lentosema. VALUE KAJANTIE/HELSINKI city museum, the british Comet jet engine aircraft the Finnish town airport olympic summer 1952. The aircraft came to pick up the duke of Edinburgh prince Philip Helsinki olympics from home. The OLYMPIC IMAGE OY/city of HELSINKI the museum of aircraft and passengers in 1952 was completed using the Helsinki airport sometime in the ' 50s. Aircraft refuelling Esso car and luggage to be loaded on the plane. VALUE KAJANTIE/HELSINKI city museum aircraft photo Helsinki airport since 1959. VOLKER VON BONIN/HELSINKI city museum in the united states outbound exchange students walking towards the Spear Air airplane in a foggy airport in the fall of 1973. Background Finnair Super Caravelle OH-LSA. Described in the passenger terminal of the window. EEVA RISTA/HELSINKI city museum aircraft photo Helsinki airport since 1969. SKY-FOTO MÖLLER/HELSINKI KAUPUNGINMUSEOBay City rollers -the band fans run the band transporting the car to Helsinki-Vantaa airport off the coast in February 1978. HARRI AHOLA/HELSINKI city museum helsinki-Vantaa airport passenger terminal interior in 1977. In that year, the station name was officially changed to the Helsinki-Vantaa lentoseman. VOLKER VON BONIN/HELSINKI city museum helsinki-Vantaa nytKentän last summer opened in the south wing. Finavia airport of the route selection and operation of companies, the number has grown wildly. Finavia-air picture of the current Helsinki-Vantaa shows how huge the field is increased. JUSSI HELLSTEN/finavia passenger bridges is not enough, so the majority of passengers to be transported from the plane to the terminal and from the terminal to the plane by bus. Last year the field was the theme of buses, which in it's rockingest. FINAVIA