04 May, 2023

airBaltic's first anniversary of Tampere base with the launch of two new destinations

To celebrate the first anniversary of its Tampere base, the Latvian airline airBalt has launched two new destinations.

Tampere is the first base for the carrier outside the Baltics and has thus far proved to be a success. No doubt buoyed by Finland's own national airline Finnair, starting to reduce and consolidate domestic and regional flights.

airBaltic has launched two new direct destinations from the city of Tampere,  to Milan in Italy and the popular French holiday destination for the rich and famous - Nice. The airline connects Tampere with eight destinations and will continue to base one of its Airbus A220-300 in Tampere for the summer season.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “Exactly one year ago, airBaltic reached a significant milestone in the history of the airline, opening its first base outside the Baltics – in Tampere. We are glad to celebrate already one year of the base and the start of the summer 2023 season in Tampere together with our passengers, partners, and media. We continue to be committed to Tampere, our home city, and further improving connectivity to and from the region.”

Petri Vuori, Finavia’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Route Development: “We are happy to welcome airBaltic’s new routes to Nice and Milan at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. They are a great addition to Finavia’s route network and strengthen the already wide range of connections from Tampere to popular destinations in Europe. We are also excited to continue our great partnership of the past year and inspire travel locally from and to Tampere.”

Harri Ojala, Director of investments and global operations of Business Tampere: “We are happy airBaltic sees the Tampere region and the surrounding areas as we do – the fastest growing region in Finland, offering all the conditions for a successful home airport. The first year has looked promising despite the extremely challenging timing. I believe that passengers will reward airBaltic's commitment to Tampere well in the near future. We are also a rising tourist destination, and the municipality of Pirkkala is developing as a centre for logistics.”

Today in a special event at Finavia’s Tampere–Pirkkala Airport, airBaltic launched the new direct flights to Nice. A day earlier, direct flights to Milan were launched.

In addition to the new routes, airBaltic continues to perform direct flights from Tampere to Amsterdam (Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Munich (Germany), as well as to sunny leisure destinations – Malaga (Spain) and Rhodes (Greece). In addition, the airline continues scheduled flights to its home base in Riga (Latvia).

Flights between Tampere and Milan are scheduled to take 3 hours and 45 minutes and between Tampere and Nice – 3 hours and 35 minutes. Both of them will be operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

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