Helsinki Airport or Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Vantaa, Finland, is the main international airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland. It is located about 5 kilometres from the centre of Vantaa, Tikkurila, and 17 km north of Helsinki city centre. Originally built for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, the airport served 13,426,901 passengers in 2008 (2.2% growth since 2007) and it is the fourth largest airport in the Nordic countries.
Helsinki Airport was chosen the best airport in the world in the IATA 1999 survey on the topic. In 2006 global airport customer satisfaction survey AETRA ranked Helsinki Airport one of the best airports worldwide and according to Association of European Airlines 2005 delay rates, Helsinki Airport was the most punctual airport in Europe. Measured by the number of destinations, we are the leading long-haul airport in northern Europe. The airport offers over 120 non-stop destinations around the world and 300 departures a day.