Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
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Tampere-Pirkkala Airport

Tampere-Pirkkalan lentoasema
Tampere Pirkkala Airport Finland Terminal 1.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorFinavia
ServesTampere, Finland
LocationPirkkala
Elevation AMSL119 m / 390 ft
Coordinates61°24?55?N 023°35?16?E / 61.41528°N 23.58778°E / 61.41528; 23.58778Coordinates: 61°24?55?N 023°35?16?E / 61.41528°N 23.58778°E / 61.41528; 23.58778
Websitefinavia.fi
Map
TMP is located in Finland
TMP
TMP
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,700 8,858 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers230,024[1]
Landings2,725[2]
Source: AIP Finland[3]

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (IATA: TMP, ICAO: EFTP) is located in Pirkkala, Finland, 7 nautical miles (13 kilometres; 8.1 miles) south-west[3] 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).[4]

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.

History

Tampere Airport was founded in 1936 in Härmälä neighbourhood, located 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.[5]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 Gda?sk during summers 2010 and 2011. airBaltic resumed flights to Riga in March 2017.

The low-cost airline terminal 2 was renovated in 2014-2015.[6] 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. Then, only routes to Bremen and Budapest resumed in spring 2016.[7]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
airBaltic Riga
Evelop Airlines Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria
Finnair Helsinki
Seasonal: Kittilä
Ryanair Seasonal: Budapest[8]
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Málaga[9]
Scandjet Seasonal charter: Zadar

Statistics

Terminal 1
Terminal 2 from inside before 2014 renovations
The check-in area of Terminal 1

Passengers

Annual passenger statistics for Tampere-Pirkkala Airport [11]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
2005 114,669 482,433 597,102 +20.4% Increase
2006 119,432 512,578 632,010 +5.8% Increase
2007 113,713 573,998 687,711 +8.8% Increase
2008 107,954 601,402 709,356 +3.1% Increase
2009 85,351 542,733 628,084 -11.5% Decrease
2010 91,312 526,276 617,588 -1.7% Decrease
2011 96,625 561,005 657,630 +6.5% Increase
2012 85,738 485,001 570,739 -13.2% Decrease
2013 88,268 378,403 466,671 -18.2% Decrease
2014 93,313 319,296 412,609 -11.6% Decrease
2015 89,938 267,144 357,082 -13.5% Decrease
2016 86,278 122,652 208,930 -41.5% Decrease
2017[12] 85,844 144,180 230,024 +10.1% Increase
2018 81,705 146,391 228,096 -0.8% Decrease

Freight and mail

Loaded/Unloaded freight and mail (tons) Tampere-Pirkkala Airport[13]
Year Domestic freight Domestic mail International freight International mail Total freight and mail Change
2005 111 0 0 0 111 -17% Decrease
2006 96 0 107 0 203 +83% Increase
2007 65 0 105 0 170 -16% Decrease
2008 59 0 240 0 299 +76% Increase
2009 14 0 845 2 861 +188% Increase
2010 106 0 562 1 669 -22% Decrease
2011 109 0 433 0 542 -19% Decrease
2012 1 0 399 0 401 -26% Decrease
2013 69 0 303 0 539 +34% Increase

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.[14] The bus fare for a single ticket to Pirkkala is EUR3 (zones B+C) and to Tampere it is EUR5[15] (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 EUR6. 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf
  2. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Landings-fi_0.pdf
  3. ^ a b "EFTP Tampere-Pirkkala" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFTP AD 2.1, 1-12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010". Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "About us". Finavia. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Renovation works at Tampere-Pirkkala airport to be completed: Smooth air travel through Terminal 2 / News archive". Finavia. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Ryanair lentää ensi kesänä Tampereelta vain kahteen kohteeseen". Yle Uutiset. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ http://lppairport.fi/ajankohtaista/ryanair-lisaa-lappeenrannan-lentojaan
  9. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278934/sas-schedules-tampere-malaga-oct-2018-launch/
  10. ^ "Database - Eurostat". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Traffic statistics - Passengers". Finavia. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf
  13. ^ "Statistics". Finavia. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Time Table for The Bus Stop at The Airport". Tampere City Public Transport. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Single Ticket". Tampere City Public Transport. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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