How Helsinki Deals with Winter Snow

Finland’s Helsinki airport hasn’t closed in seven years due to snow or ice (and even then it was only closed for 30 minutes), despite receiving an average of six feet of snow every year.  And I bet you said to your self when you woke up this morning, you know I really wonder what the Finnish people do to keep their airport open despite the harsh weather conditions?  Well, you would not be alone.

Turns out they cheat:  they hire extra workers, there’s a dedicated snow desk to coordinate various departments and monitor the weather, they built a third runway, only deal with half the number of plane traffic as other large city airports do, and they bought 250 various equipment vehicles to sweep, plough and blow the snow away.

Something, something European socialism, something, something.

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