airBaltic opens new base at Tampere
airBaltic will open a new base in Tampere in May 2022, connecting Tampere with six direct routes to Oslo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Malaga and Rhodes, in addition to continued operations to Riga.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, airBaltic, said: “We have been performing direct flights from Tampere to Riga 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.”
Jani Jolkkonen, SVP, Airport Network and Deputy CEO, Finavia, commented: “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. Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is a very important airport for Finavia and during the recent years we have invested almost €20 million in developing the airport. The new base brings the airBaltic connections to Europe close to the local businesses and leisure travellers, whom we hope to utilise the new routes.”
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere City, added: “We are happy to welcome airBaltic to its new base in Tampere. Tampere region is a fast-growing, international metropolitan area, and the new direct flight routes are vital to companies, tourism, international talents, innovations and to the continuing growth of the region. They strengthen our connection to other European cities. Tampere region has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers, and we are happy the region is now even more accessible to visitors from all over the world.”
Currently airBaltic offers more than 70 direct destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. In September, airBaltic launched direct flights from Riga to Tenerife and Dubai.