|IATA: TMP – ICAO: EFTP|
|Elevation AMSL||119 m / 390 ft|
|Source: AIP Finland
Statistics from Finavia
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–Pirkkala is also 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.
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. AirBaltic operated to Tampere-Pirkkala from October 2008 to October 2013 and Wizz Air in summers 2010 and 2011.
Terminals, airlines and destinations
operated by Flybe Nordic
|Ryanair||Bremen, Budapest , London–Stansted
Seasonal: Alicante, Bergamo, Girona, Kaunas, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Hahn
operated by Blue1
operated by Braathens Regional
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Freight and mail
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There is a connection to Helsinki with one change of bus at Tampere coach station using Paunu's route 61. The timetables can be found from Matkahuolto web site.
Low-cost Onnibus expressbus service to Helsinki and Turku leave from Pirkkala ABC gas station, located about 4 km north from the airport, in the intersection of road 308 (Lentoasemantie) and road 3/E12 (Pyhäjärventie). Taxi service is also available.
- "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" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
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
- Airpro's Ryanair page (Finnish)