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Tour de Sky 2014 takes over Oulu – please arrive at the airport on time

Article published
5.8.2014 at 10:50
An aerial image of Oulu airport.
The biggest event in the aviation sector in Finland, Tour de Sky 2014, will arrive at Oulu Airport on 9–10 August. During the show, the traffic arrangements at the airport will change. People departing from Oulu should reserve more time than usual for going to the airport.

Tour de Sky 2014, the main air show of the Finnish Aeronautical Association, is the only air show in the summer where you can see the Finnish Air Force's Hornet, Midnight Hawks and Hawk in the sky, leading Finnish performers with their special aircraft, and foreign military planes led by Frecce Tricolor, consisting of ten planes from the Italian Air Force. Aircraft and helicopters will also be on display on the ground at the event.

The air show segment will begin at 10 am on both days, and will end at 5:30 pm.

Changes in traffic arrangements

The show will involve a large number of exceptional arrangements in airport area traffic. Please arrive at the airport in plenty of time and prepare for busy traffic and exceptional arrangements.

During the show, traffic to the passenger terminal area will be limited with traffic signposts. Traffic to the show will be routed from the junction of Lentokentäntie and Automaatiotie along Automaatiotie to the event area.

Bus and taxi traffic and vehicles with a separately granted access pass will be allowed to access the area as usual. This will ensure unrestricted access for departing passengers to the terminal area.

During the show, Papinjärventie will operate as the rescue route for the Rescue Department and is closed to the public on 9–10 August. Papinjärvi beach will be closed during the show.

Parking spots

There are about 2,500 parking spots in the immediate vicinity of the event area. The parking fee is €10 per day.

There will be signs to the parking spots further away from the main routes, i.e. Oritkari and Äimärautio. Parking there is free. There will be bus transport from there to the main entrance of the event. The price of a one-way bus ticket is €10 per person. Those under seven years of age travel free.

Bus transport from Oulu to the event venue

From Oulu bus station, buses travel to the event area from separately marked platforms (platforms 1 and 2). Buses will travel to the event area in the morning at regular intervals until at least 1 pm, depending on the number of passengers. The bus fee is €10 per person. Those under seven years of age travel for free.

The bus transport provider is OTP Travel.

Any changes will be announced on the event's website.

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