Finavia launches new restaurants and shops at Helsinki Airport

The record number of new restaurants and shops opening are part of the airport’s commitment to enhance passenger experience.

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Finavia's legion of new restaurants and shops at Helsinki Airport. CREDIT: FINAVIA CORP.

In a strive to improve passenger experience at Helsinki Airport, Finavia are opening a record number of new restaurants, cafés and shops are set to open at the airport. The airport’s services are developed on the basis of trends and the wishes of passengers.

“Now there is an even better reason to arrive at the airport early and enjoy the international atmosphere and Finnish experiences. The revamping of Helsinki Airport spotlights Finnish work and expertise, as the majority of the services to be opened are Finnish,” says Nora Immonen, Finavia’s VP and Director of the Commercial Services Business Unit at Helsinki Airport.

In total, 17 new restaurants and shops will open at Helsinki Airport during the summer and autumn. The new services will create about 170 new jobs at the airport. Approximately 3,000 square metres of additional retail space will be completed, which will expand the retail space in the terminal to 29,000 square metres.

A total of ten new restaurants and cafés will open in the summer. These include the Bastard Burgers burger restaurant, Fafa’s, which serves mostly vegetarian food, and the casual Toastery café. The legendary Oak Barrel will add plenty of seats and expand its menu during the summer, but otherwise the pub, which is a favourite of many passengers, will remain the same.

In the autumn of 2023, seven new shops will open. The shops include, for example, the eco shop Ruohonjuuri, Moomin Shop, Kankurin Tupa’s year-round Christmas shop and the jewellery and design shop Via Minnet.

Most of the restaurants and shops are located in the new and exciting service and meeting area, which is currently being built on the site of the former departures hall. Helsinki Airport’s major service revamp and the completion of the service and meeting area will also be the culmination of Finavia’s ten-year investment programme, which will end in the autumn.

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