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Helsinki embarks on €900m airport development

17 Oct 13 A development programme with an estimated cost of €900m (£761m) is set to start at Helsinki Airport next year.

Work will continue to 2020 and the focus will be on increasing check-in and transit travel capacity and on improving traffic arrangements.  Helsinki Airport is expected to have 20 million passengers each year in the early 2020s.

The development programme will start in Terminal 2 with improvements in the check-in area. At the same time, more detailed design work will start and final decisions on priorities concerning the new facilities will be made.

Construction of the new infrastructure is expected to start in 2015. One option being considered by Finavia -  the company responsible for Finland's airports and air navigation services - is the construction of a satellite terminal adjacent to Terminal 2. Finavia is also planning to extend Terminal 2 into the areas of car parks P1 and P2.

A Finnish government investment of €200m in Finavia will allow work to start on the development programme.

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