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Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

Tampere–Pirkkala Airport (IATA: TMP, ICAO: EFTP) is located in Pirkkala, Finland, 7 nautical miles (13 kilometres; 8.1 miles) south-west of Tampere city centre. The airport is the eighth-busiest airport in Finland, as measured by the number of passengers (208,930 in 2016), and the third-busiest airport in Finland, as measured by the number of international passengers (122,652 in 2016).

The airport is also home to the Satakunta Air Command base of the Finnish Air Force. F-18 Hornets were stationed at Tampere-Pirkkala airport until the middle of 2014 when the 21st flight of the Satakunta Air command was dissolved.

Tampere–Pirkkala Airport
Tampere-Pirkkalan lentoasema
Tampere Pirkkala Airport Finland Terminal 1.jpg
  • IATA: TMP
  • ICAO: EFTP
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Finavia
Serves Tampere, Finland
Location Pirkkala
Elevation AMSL 119 m / 390 ft
Coordinates 61°24′55″N
023°35′16″E
Website finavia.fi
Map
TMP is located in Finland

TMP
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 230,024
Landings 2,725

History

Terminal 1

Terminal 1

Terminal 2 from inside before 2014 renovations

Terminal 2 from inside before 2014 renovations

The check-in area of Terminal 1

The check-in area of Terminal 1

Tampere Airport was founded in 1936 in Härmälä neighbourhood, locating 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the centre of Tampere. At that time the airport was connected to Helsinki, Vaasa, Oulu and Kemi by Aero O/Y (now Finnair). The first terminal building was built in 1941. Karhumäki Airways began to fly to Stockholm in the 1950s. The runway was paved in 1958. Between 1936 and 1979 Härmälä airport served 1.5 million passengers. In 1979, Härmälä airport was closed and the new Tampere–Pirkkala Airport was opened.

The current terminal 1 building was completed in 1996. Ryanair started flights to Tampere–Pirkkala in April 2003. Its first destinations were Stockholm-Skavsta, London-Stansted, Frankfurt-Hahn and Riga. This made the airport one of Finland’s fastest-growing airports and increased its annual passenger numbers from 256,380 to 709,356 between 2000 and 2008. In 2011, Ryanair had 13 destinations from Tampere–Pirkkala. Wizz Air flew to Gdańsk during summers 2010 and 2011. airBaltic resumed flights to Riga in March 2017.

The low-cost airline terminal 2 was renovated in 2014–2015. However, in April 2015, Ryanair announced that it would cancel all the routes from Tampere for the winter season 2015–16 due to a plane shortage. Only routes to Bremen and Budapest have resumed in spring 2016.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
airBaltic Riga
Evelop Airlines Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria
Finnair Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kokkola
Seasonal: Kittilä
Ryanair Budapest
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Malaga
Scandjet Seasonal charter: Zadar

Statistics

9 busiest routes by passengers handled in 2015:
Rank Airport Passengers Operators
1. Helsinki, Finland
89,244
Nordic Regional Airlines
2. Stockholm–Arlanda, Sweden
52,407
Scandinavian Airlines
3. London–Stansted, United Kingdom
41,525
Ryanair
4. Bremen, Germany
33,125
Ryanair
5. Bergamo, Italy
30,106
Ryanair
6. Málaga, Spain
23,935
Ryanair, Small Planet Airlines
7. Alicante, Spain
21,207
Ryanair
8. Frankfurt–Hahn, Germany
20,459
Ryanair
9. Budapest, Hungary
20,049
Ryanair

Passengers

Annual passenger statistics for Tampere–Pirkkala Airport
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2005 114,669 482,433 597,102 +20.4%
2006 119,432 512,578 632,010 +5.8%
2007 113,713 573,998 687,711 +8.8%
2008 107,954 601,402 709,356 +3.1%
2009 85,351 542,733 628,084 −11.5%
2010 91,312 526,276 617,588 −1.7%
2011 96,625 561,005 657,630 +6.5%
2012 85,738 485,001 570,739 -13.2%
2013 88,268 378,403 466,671 -18.2%
2014 93,313 319,296 412,609 -11.6%
2015 89,938 267,144 357,082 -13.5%
2016 86,278 122,652 208,930 -41.5%
2017 85,844 144,180 230,024 +10.1%
2018 81,705 146,391 228,096 -0.8%

Freight and mail

Loaded/Unloaded freight and mail (tons) Tampere–Pirkkala Airport
Year Domestic freight Domestic mail International freight International mail Total freight and mail Change
2005 111 0 0 0 111 −17%
2006 96 0 107 0 203 +83%
2007 65 0 105 0 170 −16%
2008 59 0 240 0 299 +76%
2009 14 0 845 2 861 +188%
2010 106 0 562 1 669 −22%
2011 109 0 433 0 542 −19%
2012 1 0 399 0 401 −26%
2013 69 0 303 0 539 +34%

Ground transportation

The airport is connected to the city centres of Pirkkala (8 minutes) and Tampere (30 minutes) by bus route 1A, which runs once an hour. The bus fare for a single ticket to Pirkkala is €3 (zones B+C) and to Tampere it is €5 (zones A+B+C). One can change to any other bus going anywhere within Tampere and parts of neighbouring municipalities within one hour from the purchase of the ticket. The buses on bus route 1A going toward the airport show the text «1A Pirkkala Lentoasema/Airport» on the front of the bus. Bus routes 1, 1B and 1C do not go to the airport.

There is also a faster Ryanair affiliated link connecting the terminal that Ryanair flies to with the railway station. The bus fare on this line is €6. This bus route is only operated when Ryanair is operating flights to Tampere-Pirkkala

There are long distance connections to Helsinki and other cities via the Tampere coach station [fi]. The timetables can be found at the Matkahuolto web site.

A taxi service is also available in front of Terminal 1.

Means of transport at Tampere–Pirkkala Airport
Means of transport Operator Route Destinations Website
Bus Tampere City Public Transport 1A Tampere railway station
Tampere coach station [fi]
joukkoliikenne.tampere.fi
Bus Ryanair’s Partners Tampere railway station tokee.fi

Terminal 1

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