Finnish airport operator Finavia is set to raise its airport charges for airlines and other airport users from 1 January 2023.

The decision was said to have been driven by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and the rise in financing costs.

It was also the result of increased depreciation as a result of the investment programme, stated the operator.

As per the new plan, passenger charges will see a 4.8% hike, while landing charges will rise by an average of 5.1%.

Aircraft parking charges, electricity infrastructure fees, and security charges for departing passengers will rise by 3.8%, 4%, and 4.2%, respectively.

Total air traffic charges will rise by 4.7% compared to 2022 tariffs.

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The operator is currently conducting a cost-cutting drive of €200m. 

In a statement, Finavia said: “If an airport user disagrees with the pricing decision, they may refer the issue to the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency for processing in accordance with the Act on the Airport Network and Airport Charges (210/2011).”

In June this year, Finavia picked Amadeus’ Cloud-based airport operational database (AODB) solution for installation at Helsinki Airport as well as 19 other Finnish airports.

The technology, integrated with airline systems, facilitates better resource allocation by providing the airports with real-time flight updates.

Earlier this year, Finavia launched an advanced security control technology at Helsinki Airport, allowing travellers to clear security checks without taking electronic items out of their hand baggage.