How long before the flight departure should I be at the airport?
It depends on the departure airport, departure time and possible queues. However, considering the current covid situation, we recommend you arrive at the airport latest 2 hours before your flight. For the flights to the USA, we ask you to be at the airport 3 hours before your departure. Due to the pandemic, we have extra travel document checks and other changes in our airport services. We advise you to allow extra time for these – also when travelling on a domestic flight within Finland.
Make sure that you allow enough time to complete the necessary security checks at the airport, and to get to your gate on time. It’s also good to reserve enough time for unexpected situations, such as long queues at the bag drop or security check.
The purpose of the check-in deadlines is to guarantee that flights can depart on time. Gates close around 15 minutes before departure – please check the exact time on your boarding pass.
Read more about check-in on Finnair flights.