Finnish construction firm SRV has signed an implementation-phase agreement with Finavia to commence renovation work at Terminal 2 of Helsinki Airport in Finland.

Scheduled to commence immediately, the renovation work is part of the terminal 2 extension at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

The total value of the deal for the project is around €27m, of which SRV’s share is approximately €26m.

The work covering a 35,000m² of area will enhance the existing departure and arrival halls and will be integrated into the gate area as well as centralised baggage claim hall.

It will also include construction of a new main entrance, which is set to open in 2022.

SRV stated that the project also seeks to create a new kind of service area for passengers in front of Terminal 2.

Slated to be completed in 2023, the new terminal will be used for check-in, baggage drop, security control, and greeting passengers. It will also include a travel centre combining different forms of transport.

The new building and renovated area spans total 75,000m², of which about 40,000m² extension will be completed shortly.

Finavia project director Martti Nurminen said: “The Terminal 2 extension and alteration project is a major part of Finavia’s investment programme of over one billion euros.

“It seeks to bolster Helsinki Airport’s competitiveness as a major European hub for connections and to prepare for serving 30 million passengers in the future.

“Helsinki Airport’s strengths are smooth and easy travel, friendly staff and innovative services. We want to hold on to these strengths as passenger volumes grow. The construction project strongly supports our customer experience targets.”


The exterior of Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 in Finland. Credit: Otto Karikoski/wikipedia.