"Helsinki-Vantaa Airport was opened in 1952. It was initially only in temporary use for the Helsinki Olympics between July 5th and August 15th, 1952. Air traffic was officially transferred from Malmi Airport to the Helsinki airport on the 26th of October 1952. September 2004 has seen the launch of three new shopping areas at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport: Avenue in the gate area for long-haul flights, Boulevard in the gate area for European flights and Galleria in the gate area for domestic flights."
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