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    Airlines meet in Tampere, Finland

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    Photo: Laura Vanzo / Visit Tampere

    CONNECT Route Development Forum gathers airlines and airports for the first international post-covid event in Tampere.

    Almost 60 international airlines and over 250 airports and sub subcontractors from 45 different countries gather to Tampere, Finland on 23-25 February 2022. The participants will network and discuss current and future air transport links.

    – Development of the air transportation services is now the most important issue for the growth and well-being of Tampere region. The globally oriented companies and tourism require frequent and smooth flight connections. The Tampere airport is ideally located with the catchment area of 1,5 million of inhabitants and the 60 per cent of the economic activities of the country. We have a strong opinion and vision of the successful and profitable flight business based on the constant and quick growth of the region, says Harri Airaksinen, the CEO of Business Tampere.

    – Tampere wants to be an open and international city that is an attractive destination for business and leisure. For example events and the event industry are building blocks for city’s vitality. We as a city want to support the recovery of the event industry and the creation of new business opportunities around it. Tampere must be easy to reach, and good flight connections are vital to our companies, research community, tourism, talents and innovations, says Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, the Mayor of Tampere.

    – It's great to meet face to face after such a long time, after two pandemic years, and get to introduce Tampere to the visitors who decide on the airlines' future routes. During the event, we will introduce them for example the new Nokia Arena and the high-level technological know-how of the region, says Senior Specialist Marja Aalto from Visit Tampere.

    The event is organized by The Airport Agency in France and is hosted by the City of Tampere and Business Tampere.

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