About Tallinn Airport
Many of the world’s most famous airports proudly bear the names of legendary statesmen, highlighting and immortalising the memory of the countries’ best sons and daughters internationally.
As of 29 March 2009, Tallinn Airport, with great honour, bears the name Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.
“Being the aerial gateway to Estonia and thus Estonia’s calling card places upon us a great responsibility but also provides opportunities. We safeguard the people’s trust in Estonian precision and in Estonian efficiency but also their trust in our friendliness and warmth.”
One of the most important objectives of Tallinn Airport is to provide international flight connections facilitating the development of the country’s business and tourism. Passengers’ safety and security is similarly of utmost importance for Tallinn Airport.
Tallinn Airport will never be the largest in the world but it can be the world’s cosiest airport. Passenger satisfaction is important to us. We want passengers to feel at home at the airport. We want them to feel welcome and be received hospitably and we want them to feel comfortable and secure.
With passenger convenience in mind, we plan to further develop the airport’s transport connections and parking availability over the years to follow. A tram line between the airport and the city centre is soon to be built and a new parking garage will be erected in the next few years. The passengers’ movement from the entry to the passenger terminal, passing through the security control and reaching the gates in the terminal will become even smoother. We will also develop the air traffic area of the airport to remain competitive among other regional airports.
The airport community comprises almost 2000 employees working for nearly 80 companies operating on the territory of the airport. The airport community understands that every employee contributes to the end result and is responsible for upholding the good public image of the airport. In addition to serving passengers and airlines, the airport community is united by a love and passion for aviation and the opportunity to help create the world’s cosiest airport.
Management and Values
The objective of Tallinn Airport is to provide international connections facilitating the development of the country’s business and tourism, thus increasing the country’s competitiveness. We aim to be a well-known and recognised air transport hub in Northern Europe, operating as an efficient company that is focussed on its clients and provides high-quality services.
Tallinn Airport is a service company whose clients include companies as well as individuals. We understand our significant role in the Estonian transportation system and the economy as a whole.
Our areas of activity include the operation of airport infrastructure and the ground handling of international and domestic scheduled and general aviation aircraft, passengers and freight. The company operates and develops Tallinn, Kuressaare, Kärdla, Pärnu, and Tartu airports and airfields in Kihnu and Ruhnu. The group includes the subsidiary Tallinn Airport GH Ltd.
In its activities, Tallinn Airport abides by the following principles:
- The company’s business activities are sustainable, benefitting the owner as well as domestic and foreign clients and society as a whole. The company contributes to the development of the country’s economic environment.
- The company communicates with stakeholders transparently and regularly informs the public of the effects of its activities.
- The company develops infrastructure with an eye to the future, ensuring the necessary capacity of aircraft, passenger, and freight handling in the future based on Estonia’s economic development.
- The company prefers and considers innovative, efficient and environmentally friendly solutions in developing infrastructure, processes, services and technologies.
The Republic of Estonia has set three primary objectives for Tallinn Airport:
- To engage in efficient economic activities in the selected field, ensuring the development of the company and optimal and stable equity income for the state.
- To fulfil the strategic aims established by the state in accordance with the laws, regulations and development plans applicable to the company.
- To set an example for Estonian companies in terms of good management, corporate social responsibility and outstanding business culture.
The sole shareholder of AS Tallinn Airport is the Republic of Estonia and the company belongs to the administrative area of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia.
Pursuant to the Articles of Association, the Supervisory Board of Tallinn Airport Ltd consists of six members. The Supervisory Board supervises the activities of the Management Board and participates in making important decisions. The Supervisory Board operates independently in the best interests of the group and the shareholder.
The Supervisory Board establishes the group’s strategy, general plan of action, risk management principles and the annual budget.
Agris Peedu Kai-Riin Meri
Väino Linde Kalle Palling
Priit Lomp Margus Puust (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
The Management Board, consisting of three members, represents AS Tallinn Airport and manages its daily economic activities. The daily economic activities are directed by the Chairman of the Management Board Rein Loik. Einari Bambus is responsible for the operation of the airports and Anneli Turkin for financial affairs.
The Management Board represents the group and manages its daily operations in accordance with the requirements of the law and the Articles of Association. The Management Board is obligated to act in the most economically beneficial manner. In its decisions, the Management Board is guided by the best interests of the group and the shareholder and undertakes to ensure the company’s sustainable development pursuant to the established objectives and strategy.