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The Terminal complex, Arriving passengers; TERMINAL DETAILS for T1 & T2; amenities & services; airline lounges; Transfer passengers; and 'GoSleep' sleeping pods:

Helsinki Vantaa Airport' passenger terminal is partially divided into  Domestic (T1)  and International (T2)  terminals -
both joined by a 250-meter internal pedestrian walkway, and surrounding parking facilities & hotels.
 - The airside is not divided by international/domestic traffic, but by Schengen & non-Schengen traffic.
 - Transfer desks are located at T1 and at T2,  gates 25 & 31.
 - The Arrivals level is divided between Terminal 1Arrivals 1) and Terminal 2 Arrivals 2A & 2B - each one having their own baggage claim and lockers.
 - Inside Airport signs are in English, Chinese & Russion.
 - While domestic flights and European Schengen flights operate beween gates 11 - 31; Long-haul and European non-Schengen flights operate between gates 31 - 55 (after passport conrol).  
 - When using the automated passport machine, you safe time.

Arriving passengers: After exiting your plane, check the nearest monitor showing where your baggage will arrive (at either Hall 1, 2A or 2B).  If bags have not arrived or were damaged, notify immediately your Airline's service desk.  Arriving passengers will find currency exchange, ATMs, rental car counters, tourist information and grocery shop in the Arrivals area, as well as transportation options. Transfer passengers may go directly from the arrivals gate to the departure gate of their connecting flight. 
NOTE: Train tickets can no longer be obtained onboard the commuter trains.  Tickets may be purchased from ticket machines, R-kioskis with a mobile application or travel card.  BR ticket machines are on the commuter train platform and in the corridor between the terminals. The R-kioski is at Arrivals Lobby 2A. A new single-ticket option can be obtained in advance at a kiosk and loaded onto a card; ticket validity starts when placed on a travel card reader for the first time.


T1, the small DomesticTerminal area, located at the south-eastern tip of the terminal complex, with Departure Hall 1, check-in desks 101-114,  and  gates 11 - 15.

    T2, the International Terminal area, houses all other airlines serving international flights,. T2 houses an Arrivals and Departure level and  airline gates. Departures Hall 2, 3, 4 house check-in desks numbered 201-232, 240-271 & 400-423.  T2 has recently undergone renovation work giving it a fresh look. As part of the ongoing 6-year development program until 2020 - already at service are a total of 62 check-in machines, 14 baggage drop machines & a new 5-lane security checkpoint able to serve 3,200 passengers per hour, as well as renovated shopping areas, more border control kiosks with biometric ID technology, renovation of waiting & baggage areas between European & long-haul flights, enhanced border control capacity, a large duty-free shop at T2 - while new restaurants opened gradually in 2016.  T2 now has now airline  gates 16 - 60.
   NOTE: While Phase 1 of the T2 Expansion & South Wing's project had been completed in 2016, Phase 2 work, completed summer 2017, included retail facility upgrades and construction of South Wing - whereupon the terminal area increased (on separate Arrival & Departure levels) by a total of 6,850 sq.meters. Phase 2 work also included renovation of the apron, with 4 new  parking spaces for wide-body aircraft, and installation of 3 double-boarding bridges. Simultaneous boarding through two passages at the carrier's front & center now significantly expedite both boarding & disembarking.  T2's retail facilities were upgraded, and the South Wing was added to the non-Schengen area.
Phase 3 is currently ongoing - adding another wing - to be completed by 2020. (Finavia, the Airport operator, aimed for a 20 million annual passenger count by 2020, which now may be reached earlier.)

   Amenities & services inside the two passenger terminal areas include a growing number of food & drink and retail & tax-free concessions,  Sampo bank branch, ATM cash machines, currency exchange,  Finnair Spa & Saunas, Finnair service desk, mail box, rental car counters, free internet kiosks, travel bureaus, pharmacy, book swap, playroom (at gate 52), parking payment machine, hair salon, as well as lounges (see below). The pre-security area of the passenger terminal offers cafes, a grocery store open 24/7, and the new 'Restaurant World'. 
    Airline lounges:
[email protected] Lounge - gate 32 - accessible to all passengers (with small kitchen, dining area & living room)
ASPIRE lounge by Servisai - gates 2--28
Finnair Lounge - level 3, gate 22 and at gate 50 A-M (Priority Pass members have rated the Finnair Lounge 'Best Lounge in the World 201')
Long-Haul Lounge by Finnair - gate 36
SAS Business Lounge - gate 13
VIP Center - open on request 24 hrs - at Terminal 2, check-in level.

Passengers transferring to another flight: 
- If you have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, proceed to your departure gate. If you do not have a boarding pass yet, go to the Transfer Desk located near gates 24 or 30.
- All passengers who transfer from a non-EU country to an EU country must go through the security checkpoint. 
- If your baggage has not been checked through to your destination, you have to collect it first at the baggage claim hall, then go through check-in and through security control - make sure you check your connecting departure flight time again.

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