Tartu Airport

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For the former military airport in Tartu, see Raadi Airfield.
Tartu Airport
Tartu lennujaam
IATA: TAYICAO: EETU
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Tallinn Airport Ltd
Serves Tartu
Location Reola, Ülenurme Parish
Elevation AMSL 219 ft / 67 m
Coordinates 58°18′27″N 26°41′13″E / 58.30750°N 26.68694°E / 58.30750; 26.68694Coordinates: 58°18′27″N 26°41′13″E / 58.30750°N 26.68694°E / 58.30750; 26.68694
Website www.tartu-airport.ee
Map
EETU is located in Estonia
EETU
EETU
Location in Estonia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,799 5,902 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: Estonian AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Tartu Airport (IATA: TAYICAO: EETU) is an airport in Reola, Ülenurme Parish, about 8 km (5 mi) south of Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia. It is also called Ülenurme Airport due to its proximity to the village of Ülenurme. The Tallinn–Tartu–Võru–Luhamaa highway (E263) passes near the airport.

One regular service is in operation: Flybe Nordic operates regular flights between Tartu and Helsinki 6 times a week. Estonian Air Regional provided flights to and from Tallinn until 21 December 2012, and Air Baltic operated flights to Riga until 1 August 2011.

History[edit]

The airport was opened on 15 May 1946. A new terminal building was built in 1981, and the runway and taxiway were also upgraded then. Since 2005 the airport has been operated by Tallinn Airport Ltd.

In 2009 the runway was lengthened to 1,799 m (5,902 ft).

In 2010 Tartu Airport served 23,504 passengers.

AirBaltic cancelled its regular flights to Riga on 1 August 2011.

Flybe Nordic started regular flights to Helsinki in 30 October 2011. The service is operated 6 times a week in a code-share with Finnair.

Estonian Air ended its flights to Tallinn on 21 December 2012.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Flybe Nordic Helsinki

Statistics[edit]

List of the busiest airports in the Baltic states 2013
Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2013)
Change
2012–2013
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 4,793,213 +0.6%
2. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 2,661,869 +20.6%
3. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 1,958,801 -11.2%
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 695,509
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 127,890 -1.0%
6. Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 13,690 -32.7%
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 13,163
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 10,222
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 3,538
10. Estonia Kihnu Kihnu Airfield ---/EEKU 2,434 -1.4%

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