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Helsinki Airport Code HEL

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 01531

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 60°19'1"N / 24°57'47"E


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Observation Time: 04/06/2021 3:57 pm

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About Helsinki Airport Code

Helsinki Airport code is HEL. This airport derives its IATA code from the capital city of Finland Helsinki where it is based. Its elevation above sea level is 55 meters. 

About Helsinki Airport (HEL)

Helsinki Airport (HEL) is the busiest airport in Finland with passenger traffic of nearly 22 million annually. This facility also serves as a hub for the country’s flag carrier Finnair along with CityJet, Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Sunclass Airlines, and TUI fly Nordic. 

Helsinki Airport (HEL) also contributes immensely to Finland’s economy by employing more than 25,000 people and providing a base for 150 companies. 

Helsinki Airport (HEL) Runways

Helsinki Airport (HEL) is serviced by three world-class runways: 

04R/22L 3,500 m asphalt 

04L/22R 3,060 m asphalt 

15/33 2,901 m asphalt 

This facility also hosts a helipad:

H16/H34 310 m asphalt 

These runways handle 141,332 tonnes of cargo every year. 

Helsinki Airport (HEL) Terminals

There are two terminals at the airport: 

Terminal 1 

Regarded as the oldest terminal at the airport this facility features 15 gates with jet bridges. Star Alliance carriers such as Aegean Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandivanian Airlines, and TAP Air Portugal use this facility. 

Terminal 2

Featuring 39 gates, Terminal 2 is the larger of the two terminals. This facility hosts duty-free shops, free wi-fi services, lockers, and a pharmacy among other facilities for passengers. 

Nearest Airports to Helsinki Airport (HEL)

  • Lennart Merri Tallinn Airport 111 km 
  • Tampere-Pirkkala Airport 172 km
  • Turku Airport 175 km
  • Lappeenranta Airport 222 km
  • Pori Airport 282 km

Major Airlines Operating from Helsinki Airport (HEL)

  • Aegean Airlines 
  • Aeroflot 
  • airBaltic
  • Air France
  • Air Mediterranean
  • Amapola Flyg
  • Belavia
  • Blue Air
  • Budapest Aircraft Service
  • Corendon Airlines 
  • Czech Airlines 
  • DAT
  • easyJet
  • Finnair 
  • flydubai
  • Icelander
  • Japan Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
04R-22L 11,286 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
04L-22R 10,039 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
15-33 9,518 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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