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Tallinn Airport celebrates its 85th anniversary


Today, on September 20, 1936, Tallinn Airport was opened on the shores of Lake Ülemiste, laying the foundation to connecting Estonia with the world! Now, 85 years later, we are pleased to admit that Tallinn Airport continues to fulfil its mission of connecting Estonia with the world.

According to Riivo Tuvike, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Tallinna Lennujaam, the history of the airport is long and challenging, but in spite of everything, it has always recovered and progressed even more confidently. “Over those 85 years we have seen a war, the years of deep Soviet era and economic downturn, but also flights to Europe and several modern destinations, forward-looking construction and development works and the heyday of flying. During this time, more than 49 million passengers have travelled through the airport, each of whom has been important and unique to us. It is great pleasure to be a place where people set out to search for new adventures and a place where they return home, greeted by their loved ones.”

“I would like to thank all the employees and partners of the airport, who have done their best in these complicated times to keep the airport’s high service level, offer here the service that corresponds to the world’s cosiest airport. The same great gratitude has been deserved by our passengers, who have chosen especially the Tallinn Airport as their point of departure or destination. Thank you all! It is you who turn an airport into an airport,” Tuvike added.

There is a lot exciting going on on September 20th for the birthday

On Monday morning at 06:55, Terevisioon will air from the airport and the program will focus on aviation and topics related to flying.

At 11:30, Eesti Post introduces the stamp created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of civil aviation. The stamp will be launched in the open area of the passenger terminal, under the panel of Lennart Meri and speeches will be given by Riivo Tuvike, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Tallinna Lennujaam, Mart Mägi, Chairman of the Management Board at AS Eesti Post and the designer of the stamp, Indrek Ilves.

At 13:00, a forward-looking discussion “Where and what will an Estonian fly in 20 years?” will be aired via Delfi. Riivo Tuvike, Taavi Aas, Henrik Hololei, Anne Samlik and Erki Urva will take their seats in the panel discussion. The panel discussion will be led by Urmas Vaino.

Tallinn Airport is the largest airport, belonging to the Estonian state, which has gained popularity as the world’s cosiest airport and has been repeatedly chosen as an airport with the best service in Europe. In addition to Tallinn Airport, the company operates another six airports in Estonia.