A growing number of passengers arrive at Helsinki Airport by train

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FINLAND: Helsinki’s Ring Rail Line has steadily grown in popularity – during the first quarter of 2016, already 13% of all passengers who came to Helsinki Airport specifically chose the train as their method of transportation.

According to the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) 93 172 passengers arrived at the airport by train and 90 060 passengers left the airport by train during February. Using the train has increased rapidly, as the corresponding numbers from last October were 80 594 passengers arriving by train and 73 994 passengers leaving by train.

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“Passengers have clearly noticed that the train is a convenient way to travel from Helsinki airport directly into the capital’s centre. The airport’s services and flight routes are now more conveniently available to all, regardless of whether you are going on a trip or just coming to the airport to enjoy the international atmosphere and diverse services”, Helsinki Airport Vice President Heikki Koski said.

The train connection has also strengthened the status of Helsinki Airport and its services as an international level airport.

“Finavia’s goal is to increase Finland’s and Helsinki’s recognition and appeal as well as to attract more tourists to stay here between their flights. The train connection to Helsinki Airport also supports the growth of stop-over travel”, Koski said.

The train station at Helsinki Airport was completed in March this year when the escalators, the longest in Finland, began operating from the train station to the terminals.

Helsinki Airport and the Finnish Transport Authority are hosting this year Global AirRail Conference and Awards in Helsinki on 9-11 November. The event guests will have an exclusive opportunity to learn about the Ring Rail Line in detail and hear from various other air-rail operators, planners and suppliers from around the world. Register today and join the Global AirRail 2016 Conference and Awards in Helsinki!

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