|IATA: TKU – ICAO: EFTU|
|Elevation AMSL||49 m / 161 ft|
|Source: AIP Finland
Statistics from Finavia
Turku Airport (IATA: TKU, ICAO: EFTU), is located in Turku, Finland, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Turku city centre. It serves approximately 450,000 passengers per year, being the fourth busiest airport in Finland by the number of passengers (in 2012) and second busiest airport by the amount of cargo tonnes (in 2012). Turku Airport is exclusively operated by the stated-owned company Finavia. The airport has a secondary passenger terminal specifically designed for low-cost airlines. There is a region promoted and developed logistic concept LogiCity to create a logistic hub around Turku Airport, in where all ways of cargo transportation can be connected together in same area. From 1 September 2008, TNT Airways made Turku Airport its logistic hub for its operations in Finland.
Turku Airport was Finland's first civilian airport when it was built in Artukainen in 1935, but already in the 1920s there was a water airport on Ruissalo Island. Artukainen served as a main airport of Turku until the new airport was built in the municipality of Rusko in 1955. The location become part of Turku in 1957. New terminal building was opened in 1978. Runway was upgraded to 2500 m in 1980. Air cargo terminal was opened in 1991 as well as air cargo plate. Terminal 1 was renovated and enlarged in 1999. In the 1990s, Lufthansa CityLine operated flights to Hamburg and ELK Airways to Tallinn. Second cargo terminal was opened in 2003 and second passenger terminal for low-cost airlines in 2008. Wizz Air launched flights to Turku in April 2008 and AirBaltic in July 2009. Wingo xprs operated flights to Stockholm-Bromma in spring 2009 and Jet Air to Gdansk in 2009–2010. Norwegian Air Shuttle flew to Stockholm-Arlanda and Flybe Nordic to Tallinn during the winter season 2011–2012. Ryanair operated flights to Brussels-Charleroi, London-Stansted, Málaga and Barcelona-Girona only during the summer season 2012. According to Ryanair the period was very successful but they could not tolerate the raised airport costs of Finavia operated airport and promised to return all routes as soon as price raise would be withdrawn. During the Ryanair's stay there was 27% growth on passenger statistics.
Logicity was at first a project of Pilot Turku Ltd (founded in 2003) but now operated by Turku Municipal Property Corporation after the contract with Pilot Turku Ltd ended 2010. Logicity will be a logistic hub built around Turku Airport. Logicity is supposed to link the different modes of transport together due to facts that Turku Airport is just in 20 minutes reach by sea ports of Turku and Naantali which combined values are comparable to the Port of Vuosaari in Helsinki, Both E18 highway to St. Petersburg and E63 to Tampere go via Turku Airport, and also rail transport connection to Russia and China passes by Logicity area. Pilot Turku describers Turku Region as "the meeting point of the East, the West and the Nordic countries" and as "the multimodal transport centre of the Nordic Triangle".
Logicity is estimated to make at least 3,000 to 5,000 new jobs. The length of runway at Turku airport has an option to be upgraded to reach 3,300 m (10,827 ft) to meet new demands. There are several plans set for the nearby area: new roads, commercial centres, retail parks, industrial estates, logistic terminals and offices. In fact there is already big commercial area along with the E18 ring road just few kilometers away in Kuninkoja. Logicity is planned in two phases which of phase one allows now to build 400,000 m2 (4,305,564 sq ft) of floorspace and second phase will raise it to 1,000,000 m2 (11,000,000 sq ft). Project is regionally important and many towns near airport including Turku were taking part as shareholders of Pilot Turku Ltd e.g. Kaarina, Lieto and Naantali.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Flybe Nordic
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Alicante||1|
operated by Braathens Regional
|TNT Airways||Gothenburg, Liège, Tallinn|
|Year||Domestic passengers||International passengers||Total passengers||Change|
Freight and mail
|Year||Domestic freight||Domestic mail||International freight||International mail||Total freight and mail||Change|
|2013||0||0||5 342||0||5 342||-33.3%|
The bus number 1 departs from the airport in every 20 minutes. Bus tickets are available on board. Bus number 1 goes via the Market Square (Kauppatori, local bus centre) to the port of Turku in where there are connections to Stockholm with Baltic Sea cruiseferries (Ruotsinlaiva). The bus route 1 operates from 05:20 to 00:50. Days' last bus has flexible time schedule for passengers' convenience.
- Local bus number 1 (Market Square, Port of Turku)
- OnniExpress (Helsinki, Kupittaa railway station, Raisio).
In vicinity of Airport there are two highways E63 (Finnish national road 9) that goes from Turku to Tampere and Jyväskylä, and E18 (Finnish national road 1) which goes from Naantali via the Turku Ring Road and from Turku to Helsinki and Saint Petersburg, Russia.
- "EFTU Turku" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFTU AD 2.1, 1–14. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- "LogiCity". City of Turku. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- "How to contact LogiCity". City of Turku. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- "Why the Turku region?". City of Turku. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- Heino, Jari (9 April 2008). "Kiitorata pidemmäksi, tieyhteys kentän pohjoispuolelle. Lentokentän seudusta puuhataan 3 000 ihmisen työpaikka-aluetta". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). Turku: TS-Yhtymä Oy. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- "LogiCity is a logistically logical location". City of Turku. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
Media related to Turku Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Finavia – Turku Airport (official site)
- AIP Finland – Turku Airport
- Current weather for EFTU at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for TKU at Aviation Safety Network
- Pilot Turku
- Turku Air