|IATA: TMP – ICAO: EFTP|
|Elevation AMSL||119 m / 390 ft|
Tampere–Pirkkala Airport (IATA: TMP, ICAO: EFTP) is located in Pirkkala, 7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) south-west of Tampere city centre. The airport is the third busiest airport in Finland, as measured by the number of passengers (617,713 in 2010), and the second busiest airport in Finland, as measured by the number of international passengers (526,401 in 2010).
Tampere Airport was founded in 1936 in Härmälä (a district in Tampere) located some 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the centre of Tampere. At that time Härmälä airport was connected to Helsinki, Vaasa, Oulu and Kemi by Aero O/Y (now Finnair). The first terminal building was built in 1941.
Karhumäki Airways began to fly to Stockholm in the 1950s. The runway wasn't paved until 1958. Between 1936 and 1979 Härmälä airport served 1.5 million passengers. In 1979 Härmälä airport was closed and the new airport opened in Pirkkala. Ryanair started flights to Tampere–Pirkkala in April 2003.
Tampere–Pirkkala is one of Finland's fastest growing airports, having increased its annual passenger numbers from 256,380 in 2000 to 632,010 in 2006. Most of this growth can be attributed to Ryanair's low cost flights to and from a number of destinations in Central and Western Europe.
Terminal 2 was closed for expansion and renovation in May 2014 and all airlines will be flying to and from Terminal 1 until the work is complete. It is expected that Terminal 2 will reopen in 2015.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Flybe Nordic
Summer seasonal: Alicante, Bergamo, Budapest, Hahn, Malaga
operated by Blue1
operated by Braathens Regional
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Freight and mail
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The airport is connected to the city centres of Pirkkala (8 minutes) and Tampere (30 minutes) by bus route 1L, which runs once per hour. The bus fare for a single ticket is 2,60 € and one can change to any other bus going anywhere within Tampere or Pirkkala for one hour from purchase of ticket. The busses on bus route 1L sport the text "1 Pirkkala Lentokenttä" in front. The 1L marking is used only in time tables, not on the busses themselves.
There is also a Ryanair affiliated link connecting the terminal that Ryanair flies to with the railway station. The bus fare on this line is 6 €.
Taxi service is also available in front of Terminal 1.
|Means of transport||Operator||Route||Destinations||Website|
|Bus||Tampere Public Transport||1L||Tampere railway station Tampere coach station (fi)||joukkoliikenne.tampere.fi|
|Bus||Ryanair Partners||Tampere railway station||tokee.fi|
- "EFTP Tampere–Pirkkala" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFTP AD 2.1, 1–12. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010". Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- "Time Table for The Bus Stop at The Airport". Tampere Public Transport. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- "Single Tickets". Tampere Public Transport. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
Media related to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Finavia – Tampere–Pirkkala Airport (official site)
- AIP Finland – Tampere–Pirkkala Airport
- Current weather for EFTP at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for TMP at Aviation Safety Network