airBaltic adds four new destinations from Tampere

An airBaltic aircraft on the tarmac.
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Latvian national airline, airBaltic, has announced the launch of its winter season 2023, introducing four new destinations from Tampere.

During this winter schedule season, airBaltic will offer new routes to Tenerife and Gran Canaria (Spain), Tallinn (Estonia), and, for the first time, a domestic route from Tampere to Kittilä in Finland.

Tenerife and Gran Canaria

The Spanish destinations of Tenerife and Gran Canaria emerge as the gems in airBaltic’s winter crown. The Senior Vice President of Network Management at airBaltic, Thomas Ramdahl, expresses enthusiasm about these additions.

He emphasizes that Tampere, as one of airBaltic’s home cities, is committed to providing seamless travel experiences and improving connectivity for passengers.

Harri Airaksinen, CEO of Business Tampere, highlights the convenience of reaching Gran Canaria from Tampere-Pirkkala without the hassle of traffic jams, thanks to airBaltic’s ecological approach.

Noting that Gran Canaria remains a popular destination for Finns during the winter season, he said: “It is a destination for family tourism and the smoothness of the travel chain is especially important for this target group. “


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Close-up of the nose of an airBaltic A220 aircraft.
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Kittilä, Finland’s First Domestic Route

Breaking new ground, airBaltic introduces its first domestic route from Tampere to Kittilä in Finland. This direct and convenient connection comes just in time for the peak winter holiday season, offering an unparalleled opportunity to explore snowy slopes and experience the magic of a winter wonderland.

Mari Nurminen, Vice President at Finavia, expresses delight at being part of airBaltic’s first-ever connection within Finland.

This addition not only enhances travel options but also significantly contributes to improving Tampere’s global connectivity.


Adding a touch of cultural richness, airBaltic’s winter expansion includes a route to Tallinn, Estonia. Passengers now have the chance to explore the enchanting cityscape of Tallinn, adding diversity to their winter travel itinerary.

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In addition to the new routes, airBaltic is also enhancing its connectivity by increasing flight frequency from Tampere to Amsterdam, now connecting both cities daily.

All the new routes, including flights to Amsterdam, will be operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft, renowned for its efficiency.

This aircraft offers passengers a superior flying experience with wider seats, larger windows, ample hand luggage space, improved lavatories, and overall better performance, fuel efficiency, and convenience for both passengers and staff.

Thomas Ramdahl, in highlighting airBaltic’s commitment to passenger satisfaction, acknowledges the growing number of passengers contributing to the airline’s increasing market share in Tampere.

The CEO of Business Tampere, Harri Airaksinen, emphasizes the significance of airBaltic’s network company in providing travel comfort and versatile services for all passengers.

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