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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 (AS Tallinna Lennujaam), with great honour, bears the name Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.

“Being Estonia’s aerial gateway and calling card places on us great responsibility, but also provides opportunities. To a large extent, we are a safeguard for people’s trust in Estonian punctuality and accuracy, in Estonian practicality, but also for their trust in our friendliness and warmth.”
Lennart Meri

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.

Airport Community

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.

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.
The principles of Corporate Governance Code are implemented.

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 Tallinna Lennujaam is the Republic of Estonia and the company belongs to the administrative area of the Ministry of Climate of the Republic of Estonia.

Supervisory Board

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.

Märten Vaikmaa (Chairman of the Supervisory Board) Anne Samlik
Tarmo Karotam Jaak Viilipus
Sir John Elvidge

Management Board

Tallinn Airport AS is represented and its day-to-day business is managed by a management board consisting of five members. The day-to-day business is managed by Riivo Tuvike, Chairman of the Management Board. Anneli Turkin for financial, quality and risk management, Katrin Hagel for passenger and airport services and Eero Pärgmäe for the area of commerce.

The management board represents and manages the day-to-day activities of the Group in accordance with the requirements of law and the Articles of Association. The management board is required to act in the most economically purposeful manner. In its decisions, the management board is guided by the best interests of the company and the shareholder, and committed to ensuring the sustainable development of the company in line with the established objectives and strategy.