Helsinki Airport renovations close to completion
The vast improvements to the various facilities and services of the Helsinki Airport are after two years’ time gradually coming to an end. The old terminal area has been given a comprehensive update to its waiting and baggage areas as well as its passenger and airline services. The ventilation and electric systems have been replaced with energy saving solutions and check-in areas transformed into more spacious spaces. Passengers can now enjoy extra corridor space and additional seating in the waiting areas.
In addition to pleasant service environment particular attention is given to local Finnish food and design. By investing in the quality of service and facilities the aim is to strengthen the position of the airport among the top-rated transit airports.
Several new cafes, restaurants and shops have opened at Helsinki Airport during the past two years. One of the newcomers is a gastronomic gift shop Eat&Joy Farmer’s Market known for its Nordic seasonal flavors as well as organically and locally produced food. The Best of Finland shop at the airport offers products from small-scale Finnish producers, including for the first time also alcoholic beverages. Chef Markus Maulavirta has been involved in the product design of the shop and designer Harri Koskinen is responsible of the interior design.
In the fall and by the turn of the year more shops and cafes will open at the Helsinki airport. In addition, the new central security control will be opened in Terminal 2 in December.