Helsinki-Malmi Airport is Helsinki’s international general aviation airport and the most important hub of the general aviation network in Finland. It serves pilot training, professional, business and recreational aviation, and offers an extensive range of aviation services from aircraft and helicopter maintenance and repairs to aircraft rental.
The Airport is open for everyone to visit, and in ordinary circumstances the busy aviation activities can be followed at close range. In spring and summer 2021, though, the runway is closed (until 14 September) due to the eviction measures taken by the City.
In March 2016, Helsinki-Malmi Airport was selected as one of the 7 Most Endangered Cultural Heritage Sites in Europe, so it’s well worth getting to know. In its recent report (2021), the international ICOMOS organization presented Malmi Airport side by side with e.g. Notre Dame of Paris as one of the world’s most endangered cultural heritage sites.
Threat of Helsinki proposing rejection of Finland’s largest municipal initiative looming – City Council has great responsibility for the future of direct civic democracy22.11.2021
Temporary building permit to be taken to the Supreme Administrative Court10.11.2021
Legislative initiative in Parliament on annexing Malmi Airport, its meadows and surroundings to Sipoonkorpi National Park, 19 October 202118.10.2021
Provisional building permit for Malmi Airport against the plan – taken to the administrative court13.10.2021
Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Communications demands that the Government take action in the matter of Helsinki-Malmi Airport3.10.2021
Finland’s largest-ever municipal initiative handed over to the City of Helsinki2.8.2021
Airfield Association gets permission to go to Court of Appeal1.8.2021
Prohibition of endangerment being violated at Malmi Airport15.6.2021
All news by date
Many kinds of activities and events are organized at the Airport. Ordinarily, several pilot schools and flying clubs operate at Helsinki-Malmi, and it is among other things the home of Finland’s only aviation scout troop Malmin Tuulenkävijät. The Airport is an excellent place to get to know the wonder of aviation! Sightseeing flights and (tandem) parachute jumps can be purchased at the Airport, and it has a cozy restaurant. In addition there’s a 5,8 km walkway around the Airport, offering a chance to get acquainted with the unique nature around the place while following the aviation activities.
The future of Helsinki-Malmi Airport is threatened by the City of Helsinki’s intention to turn it into a residential area. No binding decisions or irreversible actions have been taken yet, so it’s worthwhile to contact your City Councillor and tell why the Airport is important as it is. Come get acquainted with Helsinki-Malmi Airport and help keep it in aviation use!