Third Cat IIIa runway opens in Helsinki

 - January 9, 2008, 9:13 AM

On November 28 a third runway with Cat IIIa ILS approaches at both ends became operational at Helsinki-Vantaa (Finland) Airport. Capacity at the airport is expected to double after terminal operations move to a site between the two main parallel runways. With the new runway, the airport can handle up to 50 operations per hour. Plans to move the operations center are being evaluated, based on traffic flow. The airport exceeded 10 million passengers for the first time in 2000.