air Baltic opens a new base in Tampere, Finland
Latvian airline airBaltic announces that as of May 2022 it will open a new base in Tampere, Finland. airBaltic will connect Tampere with six direct flights in addition to continued operations to Riga, Latvia. The announcement was made today during a special press conference in Tampere.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We have been performing direct flights from Tampere to Riga for almost five years now. Our decision to open a new base in Tampere shows our strong commitment to this city, and will offer more convenient and affordable travel options for many Finnish passengers.”
Jani Jolkkonen, SVP, Airport Network and Deputy CEO at Finavia: “We are delighted to see airBaltic showing an even stronger commitment to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. We at Finavia have been cooperating with airBaltic for years and this new opening takes our cooperation to the next level. Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is a very important airport for Finavia and during recent years we have invested almost 20 million euros in developing the airport. The new base brings the airBaltic connections to Europe close to the local businesses and leisure travellers, whom we hope to utilize the new routes.”
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere City: “We are happy to welcome airBaltic to its new base in Tampere. Tampere region is a fast-growing, international metropolitan area, and the new direct flight routes are vital to companies, tourism, international talents, innovations and to the continuing growth of the region. They strengthen our connection to other European cities. Tampere region has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers, and we are happy the region is now even more accessible to visitors from all over the world.”
Starting from May 2022, airBaltic will perform direct flights from Tampere to Oslo (Norway) and Copenhagen (Denmark), Frankfurt and Munich (both Germany) as well as sunny leisure destinations Malaga (Spain) and Rhodes (Greece).
|Destination served||Flight frequency||Start date||Price *, GREEN||Price *, GREEN Classic||Price*, Business|
|Tampere – Oslo||3 flights weekly||May 2, 2022||49 EUR||99 EUR||349 EUR|
|Tampere – Copenhagen||3 flights weekly||May 3, 2022||49 EUR||99 EUR||349 EUR|
|Tampere – Frankfurt||3 flights weekly||May 2, 2022||49 EUR||109 EUR||399 EUR|
|Tampere – Munich||3 flights weekly||May 2, 2022||49 EUR||115 EUR||399 EUR|
|Tampere – Malaga||2 flights weekly||May 1, 2022||99 EUR||145 EUR||499 EUR|
|Tampere – Rhodes||2 flights weekly||May 3, 2022||99 EUR||155 EUR||499 EUR|
*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability
Currently, airBaltic offers more than 70 direct destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. In September, airBaltic launched direct flights from Riga to sunny Tenerife (Spain) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
Health and safety:
The safety and health of our passengers is airBaltic’s top priority. airBaltic has introduced strong health measures and the flight operations follow the recommendations issued by authorities. To read more about the airBaltic health measures, please visit the airBaltic website: https://www.airbaltic.com/en/health-measures.
airBaltic asks its passengers to strictly follow all of the rules and regulations issued by the relevant authorities. Passengers are strongly suggested to check the travel regulations and airport restrictions on the official websites or with local embassies before travelling. Regulations are changing rapidly and vary per country, therefore passengers are asked to always make sure they have the latest information to have a smooth journey.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) is one of the most punctual airlines in the world connecting the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint-stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 96.14% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds 3.86% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. airBaltic operates 32 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. Skytrax has awarded Latvian airline airBaltic a five–star COVID-19 safety rating. In addition, airBaltic is one of the Top twenty airlines for COVID-19 compliance by the safety, product, and COVID-19 rating agency Airlineratings.com. In 2018 and 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business.