Today, a cornerstone was laid for the Tallinn Airport car park, which will be the biggest in Estonia with 1200 spaces. The car park to be built in front of the passenger terminal will be completed at the end of the year.
According to Piret Mürk-Dubout, Chairman of the Management Board at Tallinn Airport, the construction of the car park is currently the most important building project at the airport, since it concerns a very big part of travellers. “Construction of the car park causes some inconvenience and we ask our passengers to have time and patience when arriving at the airport, finding a parking place or when coming to pick up their relatives or friends at the airport,” Piret Mürk-Dubout, Chairman of the Management Board at Tallinn Airport, explained. The cark park will be completed in stages and the most critical part, that is the front of the terminal or the so-called Kiss&Fly parking area, will be reopened already on 11 June.
“The situation will ease for the travellers after reopening the Kiss&Fly parking area for the passengers and taxis. For long-term parking, there is still A2 car park, which we have temporarily expanded to the area behind the Ülemiste hotel, where there are plenty of parking spaces for everyone,” Piret Mürk-Dubout confirmed.
“Parking is an important part of the itinerary and the new car park will enable the passengers to get to the passenger terminal with dry feet in a fast and convenient way also in the autumn and winter period and drive home with a car free of snow – this is the kind of comfort, which will soon be available also at our airport,” Piret Mürk-Dubout added at the cornerstone ceremony.
The total cost of the car park to be completed by the end of 2018 will be nearly 13 million euros and the construction contract was concluded with KMG Inseneriehituse AS and Latvian company AS LNK Industries. The future 3-level parking station will be divided into five interconnected buildings, accommodating nearly 1200 cars on a total of 46,000 square metres, which is 3 times more than the former car park in front of the airport. Moving ramps, elevators and stairwells will be established on the border of the connection between the passenger terminal and the future parking station, which in turn are interconnected with the illuminating surface with covered roof, extending through the floors. Together with the A4 and long-term A2 car parks, the travellers will be able to use more than 2,400 parking spaces at the Tallinn Airport starting from the end of the year.