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Airport Overview

Located approximately 5km (3 miles) west of the centre of Vantaa, and 17km (10.6 miles) north of Helsinki’s city centre, Helsinki Vantaa International Airport (HEL) is Finland’s main international airport. It was first built for the Summer Olympics of 1952 and now serves an average of 12.5 million passengers per year.

Current renovations at Helsinki Airport, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011, include a complete overhaul of the waiting lounge, baggage and check-in areas. The addition of several shops, cafes and restaurants is also set to enhance the airport, while the relocation of existing retail and dining establishments will improve passenger flow and free up space for more chairs in the seating areas. The airport building itself is divided into two terminals, separated by a distance of 250 metres (820 feet), and internal pedestrian connections offer quick transfers between them.

Helsinki Vantaa International Airport is clean and staff are helpful and friendly. Security checks and customs are generally quick.

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This is useful information about Vantaa

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Temp on Avg for this month inVantaa1.7 °CSource: World Weather Online
Avg rainfall for this month inVantaa45.2 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flying time toVantaa2 hrs 55 mins
Rate of exchange inVantaa€1.00 = £0.78Source: Open Exchange Rates
Airlines that fly toVantaaBritish Airways, Japan Airlines and Flybe
Deals available on flights toVantaa282
Partners with offers toVantaalastminute.com, Opodo and British Airways
Number of partners with deals toVantaa7
Cheapest flights offer toVantaa£117
Average flight offer toVantaa£375

 How much do things cost in Helsinki?

  • 1 bedroom flat outside of centre: £581.19
  • Large bottle of water: £1.56
  • Taxi - fixed fee: £5.49
  • Petrol (1 litre): £1.29
  • A dozen eggs: £1.91
  • 3 course meal for 2: £47.08
  • Cappuccino: £2.62
  • 1 mile taxi journey: £1.92
  • Pair of Nike trainers: £70.62
  • Bottle of beer (imported beer): £2.29
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