The cornerstone has been laid for the biggest car park in Estonia, a €13 million structure at Tallinn Airport.
The cornerstone has been laid for Tallinn Airport’s new car park, which will be the biggest in Estonia with 1200 spaces. To be built in front of the passenger terminal, the structure is due to be completed at the end of the year.
The construction of the car park is currently the most important building project at the airport, according to the chairman of the board, as it affects the travel experience for so many travellers.
“The construction of the car park will cause some inconvenience and we ask our passengers to have time and patience when arriving at the airport, finding a parking place or coming to pick up their relatives or friends at the airport,” Piret Mürk-Dubout explains.
The building will be completed in stages but the most critical part – the front of the terminal or the so-called Kiss&Fly parking area – will be reopened as soon as June 11.
“The situation will ease for travellers after the reopening of the Kiss&Fly parking area for the passengers and taxis. For long-term parking, there is still the A2 car park, which we have temporarily expanded to the area behind the Ülemiste Hotel, where there are plenty of parking spaces for everyone,” Mürk-Dubout said.
“Parking is an important part of the itinerary and the new car park will enable passengers to get to the 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.”
The total cost of the three-level car park will be nearly €13 million. It will be divided into five interconnected buildings, accommodating nearly 1200 cars on a total of 46,000 square metres – three times more than the former car park in front of the airport.
Moving ramps, elevators and stairwells will be arranged at the link between the passenger terminal and the parking area, which in turn will be interconnected with an illuminating surface and a roof. Together with the A4 and long-term A2 parking zones, travellers will be able to choose from more than 2,400 parking spaces at Tallinn Airport from the start of the 2019.