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Tampere-Pirkkala Airport selected as the 2022 Airport of the Year

Press release
Article published
12.9.2023 at 12:05
Kuvassa Mari Nurminen ja Jani Jolkkonen.
Finavia has selected Tampere-Pirkkala Airport as the recipient of the 2022 Airport of the Year award. Passengers’ customer satisfaction at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is top-notch. In addition, the airport’s active cooperation with operators in the region has made smooth connections to the rest of the world possible despite changes in the transport structure.

“At Finavia, we want to give Tampere-Pirkkala Airport the Airport of the Year award, above all, for its close cooperation with stakeholders and customer-oriented operating culture,” says Jani Jolkkonen, Finavia’s Senior Vice President, Airport Network.

According to Jolkkonen, the transport structure of Tampere-Pirkkala Airport has changed dramatically, which can be seen, among other things, in the considerable financial investment by Air Baltic and the increase in routes. In the customer satisfaction measurements of Finavia’s airport network, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport has performed very well, and has received positive feedback on, for example, its security control and parking arrangements.

“I am very pleased with the recognition given to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. We have worked hard to promote the growth of air traffic and a smooth passenger experience, and as a result, this year and last year we have been able to celebrate the opening of several routes,” says Mari Nurminen, Director of Tampere-Pirkkala Airport.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is used for both civil and military aviation. The airport also hosts plenty of flight training activities. In 2022, a total of 168,328 passengers travelled via the airport, 95% of whom were passengers on international flights. In total, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport had 23,454 take-offs and landings last year, of which 2,756 were commercial flights.