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Published on : Sunday, July 12, 2015
We will inform the departure floor congestion closer in more detail.
Gymnaestrada is an international gymnastics event bringing over 20000 gymnasts all over the world together. Of these 12000 arrive through Helsinki Airport. The event is held in Finland for the first time.
Congestion was observed on 9-11 July
An international gymnastics event Gymnaestrada brought a lot of arriving passengers to Helsinki Airport. The airport’s arrival floor and car traffic around the airport area was congested during 9-11 July.
The most congested time was at the arrival floor on Saturday, 11 July between 10 PM-01 AM, as nearly 2000 gymnasts arrived at the airport. In addition a number of gymnasts arrived between 9-10 July.
Bus traffic was more than usual around the airport area during 9-11 July. Passengers arriving or leaving the airport by car or bus transport were advised to take enough time arriving to/leaving the airport.
Bus waiting areas for the gymnasts were built in front of terminal 2, bringing a lot of people in front of the airport at floor 1.
The congestion on both days of arrival and departure is not expected to affect the airport’s departure floor.