Terminal renovations continue at Helsinki Airport

Posted: 30 September 2010 | Helsinki Airport | No comments yet

Helsinki Airport’s extensive renovation and redevelopment projects are already entering their second year…

Helsinki Airport’s extensive renovation and redevelopment projects are already entering their second year. Next week the fully renovated passenger facilities and check-in area in Terminal 2 will be opened.

“The purpose of the redevelopment projects is to improve existing passenger and baggage facilities as well as enhance passenger and airline services. Smooth traveling and enhanced customer experience is our primary concern.” says Airport Director Juha-Pekka Pystynen.

In all the terminal renovation will take two years. When all work is finished at the end of 2011, Helsinki Airport will have an entirely new look.

The renovation work is being done in connection with implementation of the new, state-of-the-art baggage centre. This requires major changes to the existing check-in areas. At the same time passenger and business facilities in the terminal are also being renovated and expanded in the gate area.

The second phase of redevelopment will be completed on 4 October. A bright, airy waiting area will be opened in the Terminal 2 check-in area. 13 new check-in desks, which are linked to the new baggage centre, will also be opened.

Some of the airline check-in points will move from their present locations to the new area. Passengers are asked to check the number of their check-in desk on one of the flight info monitors at the airport or visit the Helsinki Airport website at to check before arriving at the airport.

At the same time the new facilities are completed, work on the baggage conveyor system will move on to its next location. Starting at the beginning of October, the third phase of renovation work affects check-in area in Terminal 2 until next spring.

“Security control lines will be added due to the renovation work, but we ask that passengers still arrive at the airport on time during rush hours,” reminds Pystynen.

Renovation work will expand the gate area in mid-November. The changes being made primarily concern business facilities like shops, restaurants and cafés.

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