Drzewiecki Design Releases Tallinn Airport for MSFS
March 31, 2023
Drzewiecki Design has recently released their rendition of Tallinn Airport (EETN) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Estonia’s largest and busiest airport with a yearly average of 2,700,000 passengers.
The airport’s conception dates back to 1931 when the construction work began. Completion and the official opening happened five years later, despite being operational four years before, with LOT Polish Airlines flying a Fokker F.VIIb/3m.
During World War 2, the airport was first occupied by the Soviets (1940), then by Germany (1941-1944), and later under the Soviet helm again, with Aeroflot being the sole operator for 44 years. During that period, the airport got a new terminal, designed under Stalinist architecture, and finished in 1954. As the years went by and the traffic figures increased significantly, there was a need for a newer terminal, built between 1976 and 1980, just in time for the 1980 Summer Olympics sailing event held in Tallinn. The new terminal was designed by Mihhail Piskov, taking inspiration from traditional Estonian housebarn architecture, and Maile Grünberg designed the interior.
Recent work included the construction of a cargo terminal in 1997 and a passenger terminal modernization in 1999, increasing the passenger capacity and improving the infrastructure. It was expanded again in 2008 to 35,000 square meters, the current standard. The expansion included 18 new gates, ten new check-in desks, a new restaurant and cafes, and separate lounges for Schengen and non-Schengen flights.
There are plans to expand the airport by 2035, bringing the total capacity up to 8 million passengers per year, 85,000 square meters of expanded area, and 26 gates.
The scenery features a high-quality rendition of the airport, with an up-to-date ground layout, custom clutter, custom ground textures, custom jetways, interiors on all terminal buildings, static aircraft, GSX Pro compatibility, and performance-friendly optimization.
It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $22.86, requiring at least 1.95 GB of free hard disk space to install.
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