Helsinki Airport, operated by Finavia, is the best connected airport in Northern Europe, according to the findings of Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Industry Connectivity report.
In this year’s analysis, Helsinki Airport’s hub connectivity index measured at 9,982. This represents growth of 96% in just ten years. Helsinki was ahead of Copenhagen in second place with 5,404 index points and ranked 15th overall. Oslo was ranked 17th with 3,868 index points. Both Oslo and Copenhagen attract higher passenger volumes than Helsinki Airport.
In the Airport Industry Connectivity report, the top spot was claimed by world number one, Frankfurt, with 69,930 index points. Ranked second was Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam (56,535), followed by Paris Charles de Gaulle (47,217), Istanbul (33,908) and London Heathrow (32,437).
European and North American airports offer the best connectivity in the world. However, the airports showing the fastest increases in connectivity over the past ten years are in the Middle East and Asia, notably China.
Measured by the number of flight connections, Helsinki Airport is Europe’s fifth largest flight hub between Europe and China. In addition, Helsinki Airport offers more direct flight destinations to Japan than any other European airport. In total, airports operated by Finavia offer more than 200 flight connections to destinations all over the world.