Finnair scheduled flight baggage now passing through new handling centre
Wednesday 2, June 2010
The baggage of all Finnair scheduled flights is now being handled in a new baggage handling centre, with the opening of check-in area 240 at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Baggage handling is now faster and more reliable due to modern technology and larger premises.
"The new premises mean that we are able to serve customers better and more reliably than before, because baggage handling capacity is significantly greater. We can therefore offer customers a smoother overall travel experience," says Tero Lampén, Product Development Manager of Finnair subsidiary Northport.
The Helsinki-Vantaa premises can now handle 13.5 million items of baggage per year, which is 43 per cent more than the old premises. The entire baggage handling system is over 10 kilometres long and has a peak capacity of 7,000 items of baggage per hour.
In total, the refurbishment of the old parts of the terminal will take nearly two years. More new check-in desks will be taken into use at the end of this year. When the work is completed at the beginning of 2012, the airport will have a completely new look.
The distribution of check-in desks in check-in area 240 is as follows:
241-243 Priority Lane (Business Class, Finnair Plus Platinum, Gold and Silver
members, oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby cardholders)
244 Special passengers (families with children, unaccompanied minors,
passengers needing assistance)
245-249 Baggage Drop
250-255 Economy Class
256-257 Finncomm Airlines
Check-in to Finnair's leisure flights is still done in the check-in area 201-232.
Finnair recommends that passengers on scheduled flights complete check-in in advance at www.finnair.com > Check-in. The online check-in service opens 36 hours before flight departure. Self-service kiosks are also available at the airport for last minute check-in. Baggage can then be left at the Baggage Drop desk.
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