Tampere–Pirkkala Airport is located in Pirkkala, Finland, 7 nautical miles south-west of Tampere city centre. The airport is the eighth-busiest airport in Finland, as measured by the number of passengers , and the third-busiest airport in Finland, as measured by the number of international passengers .
The airport is also home to the Satakunta Air Command base of the Finnish Air Force. F-18 Hornets were stationed at Tampere-Pirkkala airport until the middle of 2014 when the 21st flight of the Satakunta Air command was dissolved.
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