Facts about Turku Airport

Finavia maintains and develops the Finnish airport network. At the Nordic level, it has the highest number of direct flights to Asia. As the oldest civilian airport in Finland, it continues Turku's illustrious past as an aviation city. Today, Turku is one of the busiest airports the country, both in passenger traffic and cargo.

Basic Information

  • Annual passenger and landing statistics of the airport are published on Finavia's Traffic Statistics page.
  • The airport's runway is 2,500 metres long.

Awards and recognitions

  • Finavia Airport of the Year 2003
  • Finavia Airport of the Year 2011
  • Finavia Airport of the Year 2018


  • 1935: Finland's first civilian airport opens in Artukainen, Turku.
  • 1945: Construction for a new airport better suited to the needs of modern aircrafts begins in Rusko, Turku. The Allied Control Commission shuts the work down the following year. Construction of the airport continues in 1953.
  • 1955: The new Turku Airport is opened.
  • 1959: Jet traffic begins.
  • 1978: The new terminal building opens to passengers.
  • 1980: The runway is extended to 2,500 metres. All air crafts can now operate at Turku, which can serve as a backup airport for Helsinki Airport.
  • 1990: Traffic connections to the airport are improved as the new approach road opens.
  • 1991: The new cargo terminal opens.
  • 2003: The second cargo terminal opens.
  • 2008: The second passenger terminal opens.