Check-in for Finnair flights | Finnair

Here you can find all the relevant information about checking in for Finnair flights, whether you want to complete it in advance or at the airport. Read more about the check-in process and choose the most suitable option for you.

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Check-in in advance

Check in for your Finnair flight online. This way you can begin your trip when it best suits you and avoid unnecessary queuing at the airport.

Check-in at the airport

You can also check in at the airport using the self-service check-in kiosks, or at our check-in desks. At Helsinki Airport it’s also possible to check in and drop off your baggage the night before your flight.

Bag Drop

If you have baggage to check in, you can skip the queues by leaving your bags at the self-service Bag Drop or our Bag Drop desks during your flight’s check-in period.

Check-in times

Below you can find the deadlines that apply for check-in. The purpose of these deadlines is to guarantee that flights can depart on time.

Point of departure


Check-in must be completed



45 minutes before departure



45 minutes before departure


Asia, Central America, Middle East

1 hour before departure


United States

75 minutes before departure

Asia, North America, Middle East

All destinations

1 hour before departure*

*90 minutes if you check in at Kowloon railway station.

  • You must have your boarding pass and your baggage must be checked in before the deadline.
  • Make sure that you allow enough time to complete the necessary security checks at the airport, and get to your gate on time. Gate closes 15 minutes before departure.
  • Online check-in is available up to 36 hours before departure. At the airport the check-in and Bag Drop open at the latest 2 hours before departure.
  • If you’re travelling with a direct flight from Helsinki to the United States, please note that the online check-in opens 24 hours before departure and closes 75 minutes before departure. It is important to arrive at the airport well in advance of your departure, as you will need extra time for check-in and security controls required by the US authorities for all direct flights to the US.
  • At Helsinki Airport, you can check in for your flight during the previous evening before departure between 6 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. (closed on 24 December).
  • Check-in times may vary if your flight is operated by a partner airline; please check the corresponding airlines for correct check-in times.
  • Please note that Finnair does not have online check-in in the following airports: Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Rimini, Salzburg and Split.

Please note that if you are travelling on a flight operated by an airline other than Finnair or Norra, you will need to check in via their online service or at their self-service kiosk or check-in desk.

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