The people want to keep Malmi Airport - more than 50.000 signatures in the Petition

Friends of Malmi Airport Society
Press release 20 August 2009
Available for publication

In the weekend, the milestone of 50 000 Finnish signatures was passed in the Petition to Save Malmi Airport. In addition to these, there are more than 2000 signatures in the international Petition from all over the world.

According to Raine Haikarainen, the chairman of the Friends of Malmi Airport Society (FoMA), this support from tens of thousands of people is a clear indication of the high esteem in which the historic airport is held. The interest in Malmi Airport is also mounting abroad.

All the signatures can be read on FoMA's web pages at

The Friends of Malmi Airport Society was founded in March 2002. Its purpose is to ensure the preservation of the airfield at its present location and to develop, promote and support the prerequisites of its operation. The Society currently has about 900 members.

More information:

Raine Haikarainen
Friends of Malmi Airport Society
Tel. +358 40 553 9464