SAS launched flights between Malaga and Tampere on 13 October, with the latter airport holding a ceremony to celebrate the new service. Among the festivities was a ribbon cutting, conducted by Mari Nurminen, Airport Director and Area Manager, Finavia (second left), and Tuomas Kankaala, Key Account manager, Global Sales, SAS (second right).
- SAS launched operations between Malaga (AGP) and Tampere (TMP) on 13 October. The Star Alliance member will offer a weekly (Saturdays) service on the 3,372-kilometre sector, with initial schedules indicating that flights will be operated on a Gothenburg-based aircraft, operating a Gothenburg – Malaga – Tampere – Malaga – Gothenburg routing. No other airline presently operates non-stop scheduled services between the Spanish and Finnish cities, with the airport pair having last been flown on a regular basis by Ryanair in S15, a route it had operated twice-weekly. The carrier is expected to operate the route using its fleet of A320s, however the first service was operated by a 737-800. Along with Malaga, SAS also links Tampere to Stockholm Arlanda four times daily, while the Finnish airport’s other routes this winter include Riga with airBaltic, Helsinki with Finnair, while Ryanair is now offering year-round flights from the city to Budapest, with the LCC schedule to operate a twice-weekly service to the Hungarian capital in W18/19. See how Tampere Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.