Finavia to participate in Kaivopuisto Air Show as main partner

People & Aviation Travel
Published
2.6.2017 - 14:06
Press release
The unique Kaivopuisto Air Show will take place this Friday. Finavia will have a prominent presence at the event.

The Air Show, the first of its kind in the Kaivopuisto park in Helsinki since 1955, will be organised on Friday 9 June at 4–9 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to all.

The show is organised by the Finnish Aviation Museum. The Air Show is the main event of the Aviation Museum’s campaign Finland Flies!, which is a part of the official programme of Finland’s 100th anniversary.

Finavia will play a part in the event as one of its main partners.

“The Air Show is expected to be one of the largest public events of Finland’s 100th anniversary celebrations. As a central operator in the field of aviation, Finavia naturally wants to be present at the historic show. Finland has exceptionally good networks with the rest of the world considering the size of the country, all thanks to air traffic. It is fantastic that the different sides of aviation will be presented at such a great location to celebrate Finland’s 100th anniversary,” states Mikko Saariaho, Communications Director at Finavia.

Finavia will participate in the event through its own experience booth. The ground display area is open to public on Friday at 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Finavia’s experience booth has a central location near the Event Centre, at the end of Iso Puistotie.

At the booth, visitors can take an exciting virtual trip through time to the future of Helsinki Airport, which will be expanded in the next few years. You can meet Finavia’s personnel at the booth. A genuine airport firetruck fire engine will also be present at the event.

The Air Show also affects Helsinki Airport as it will serve as a parking location for most of the aircraft in the show. Finavia will offer the aircraft all the services they require at the airport. The collaboration has been planned for a long time.

“Finavia is crucial to the show, as without Finavia’s presence, it would not be possible to organise a show of this size. It was clear from the start that we would not only need the possibility of using Helsinki Airport, but also an approval on other special arrangements we might require,” explains Markku Kyyrönen, Director of the Finnish Aviation Museum.

Performers at the Kaivopuisto Show include:

  • Midnight Hawks aerobatics team
  • Boeing F/A-18 C/D Hornet of the Finnish Air Force
  • Finnish Border Guard Air Patron Squadron
  • Saab 35 Draken
  • Finnair Airbus A350 XWB
  • Arctic Eagles aerobatics team
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Red Arrows aerobatics team
  • Saab JAS 39 Gripen
  • Fouga CM 170 Magister
  • Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet
  • Douglas DC-3
  • NHIndustries NH90

More information about the event is available on the Kaivopuisto Air Show website