airBaltic to establish new base at Tampere Airport
14 Dec 2021, 23:59
Latvian airline airBaltic on Tuesday announced that it will establish a new base at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport.
The airline authority from a press conference said that the airline will base one of its aircrafts to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and will add direct flights to six destinations in Europe, said Finavia, the company operates country´s airports in a press release.
Making Tampere-Pirkkala Airport a base for an aircraft, means that airBaltic has allocated a specific airplane as well as a crew for Tampere-Pirkkala. The airport will serve as the departure airport for all the flights operated with that airplane.
“We are delighted to see airBaltic showing even stronger commitment to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. We at Finavia have been cooperating with airBaltic for years and this new opening takes our cooperation to the next level. The new base brings the airBaltic connections to Europe close to the local businesses and leisure travelers, whom we hope to utilize the new routes”, said Jani Jolkkonen, Finavia’s Senior Vice President of Airport Networks.
AirBaltic is currently operating flights from Riga to Tampere-Pirkkala. Starting from May 2022, airBaltic will perform direct flights from Tampere to Oslo (Norway) and Copenhagen (Denmark), Frankfurt and Munich (both Germany), Malaga (Spain) and Rhodes (Greece).
“We have been performing direct flights from Riga to Tampere for almost five years now. Our decision to open a new base in Tampere shows our strong commitment to this city, and will offer more convenient and affordable travel options for many Finnish passengers”, said Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic.