Today, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson, Mayor of Pärnu Romek Kosenkranius and chairman of the board of Tallinn Airport Piret Mürk-Dubout signed a cooperation agreement for reconstruction of Pärnu Airport.
“The main purpose of renewing Pärnu Airport is to restore the possibility for international charter flights bringing income for local entrepreneurs and people,” said Minister Kadri Simson. “The airport will enhance the regional competitive strength of Pärnu as a tourist destination and bring tax income,” she added.
The Minister emphasized the importance of the contribution of Pärny City to the financing of the project. “If the state helps with an investment of nearly 20 million euros and an additional 400,000 euros each year of operation, the City will contribute by covering the maintenance expenses in the future,” Simson said. In the future, the airport will be able to serve approximately 50,000 passengers a year.
The length of the reconstructed runway will be 2000 metres and the width 30 metres, including the necessary safety areas. The planned size of the passenger terminal is about 700 square metres and the airport will be able to receive 80 simultaneously arriving and departing passengers. According to the schedule, the airport will be completed in spring 2020.