Helsinki Airport prepares for Terminal 2 expansion

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Finavia has started preparation work at Helsinki Airport for its Terminal 2 expansion, with construction expected to begin in spring 2019.

The first construction sites were set up on August 27 on the Parkkitie road, causing some changes to the vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

The number of short-term parking spaces in front of P3 (parking zone 3) will be reduced slightly. However, drivers dropping by in T1 can also park their vehicles short term in P3 for the same price.

Tutkatie will become a one-way road, which will impact drivers parking in P6 and P8. P5 can be entered using the normal route via the Terminaalitie road to the Tutkatie road and into P5. The pedestrian tunnel between P5 and Terminal 1 will also be out of service.

Until the end of the year, installation work on water, sewage, district heating and electrical conduits will be done in the construction sites and the pipelines will be connected to the main network. After the pipeline work is finished, the demolition of the parking lot P1/P2 can begin. This is expected to begin in January.

The aim of Finavia’s development program is to strengthen Helsinki Airport’s strong competitive position, especially in air traffic between Europe and Asia, and ready itself to serve a projected 30 million passengers.

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