Small and Cosy, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is just five kilometres away from Tallinn City Centre. It’s the largest airport in Estonia and a hub for national carrier Nordica, as well as a base for LOT Polish Airlines and AirBaltic. There is currently one passenger terminal.
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is one of the most welcoming in Europe. A free art gallery is located on the first floor, and a public library features books in ten different languages. These books can be borrowed, and the collection is continually increasing with books left behind by travellers. Passengers arrive on the ground floor, where there are shops, ATMs, free Internet kiosks and left luggage service. Departure gates are divided into Schengen and non-Schengen destinations. A second terminal is under construction and will increase space for low-cost carriers.
Two airport buses stop outside the airport, one leaving to Moigu and Tallinn City Centre, the other travelling to Lasnamae. There are also long-distance buses to other cities in Estonia. An official taxi rank is situated outside arrivals, and the fare should be agreed upon in advance. Passengers departing on a cruise ship from Tallinn can travel directly to the harbour on a dedicated bus service.
Lennart Meri led the Estonian independence from the USSR and served as the country’s second president. He spoke six languages fluently and is widely regarded as the major figure in transforming the Baltic countries following the Cold War.