Being the busiest airport in Finland, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is a major hub for Finnair. Finland’s flag carrier is by far the busiest company at this airport. Finnair connects the city of Helsinki with more than 40 international destinations in multiple continents. The Finnish carrier offers direct flights to capital cities in the Baltic States including Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius. Finnair operates direct routes to some of the largest Russian cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg. Of course, the largest Finnish airline also links Helsinki to major cities in the neighboring Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm are accessible via Finnair.
Finnair also serves as the main bridge between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and important cities in other parts of Europe. The airline takes passengers to capital cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, London, Madrid, Rome, Paris, and Vienna. The extensive Finnair schedule also reaches out as far as Asia. Passengers can use Finland’s flag carrier for direct flights to Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. With New York City on the schedule, Finnair is the only airline to offer direct flights between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and the United States. You can get on the Finnish flag carrier fleet from Terminal 2.
Being one of the largest airports in the Nordic Countries of northern Europe, it’s quite natural that Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is served by major airlines from the Scandinavian region. Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle both provide direct flights to the capitals of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. A fun fact about Scandinavian Airlines is that it carriers the flag of all three Scandinavian countries. Norwegian Air Shuttle offers seasonal flights to resorts in southern Europe and the surrounding Mediterranean region. Both of these major Scandinavian companies operate in Terminal 1 at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Flybe Nordic operates the busiest domestic schedule at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Owned by Finnair and the British company Flybe, the Flybe Nordice service includes flights to small towns such as Kemi, Kajanni, Marienham, Savonlinna, and Varkaus.
The rest of the airlines that serve Helsinki-Vantaa Airport provide a limited schedule. Aeroflot offers flights to Russia’s capital city Moscow and airBaltic offers trips to Latvia’s capital city Riga. Belavia connects Helsinki with the Belarussian capital city of Minsk. Offering flights to Kiev Borispyl International Airport, Ukraine International Airlines takes passengers to the busiest airport of Ukraine. Helsinki’s passengers can also enjoy service from British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Lufthansa.