Helsinki-Malmi Airport - the center of Finnish aviation culture
Welcome to the website of the Friends of Malmi Airport Society! The Friends of Malmi Airport Society (FoMA) is a civic organization founded on 23 March 2002 to actively support the preservation and development of the historic Helsinki-Malmi Airport.
Helsinki-Malmi Airport is by flight operations the second busiest airport in Finland and one of the best preserved civil airports from the early days of commercial aviation. It is threatened by ambitions to turn the airport into a residential area.
Malmi Airport offers the greater Helsinki area of more than a million people an international airport for light traffic, an active recreation and hobby oasis, a venue for public aviation events and a chance to get educated into aviation professions. The historically valuable milieu also serves with distinction the Border Guard, the Rescue Department, the Air Force and the Police. In addition, the airport is a spacious nature and bird oasis in northeastern Helsinki.
The Petition to Save Malmi Airport has been signed by more than 54.000 people in Finland and more than 2.500 people from abroad. You too are welcome to sign the petition and to join our effort:
News 23 August 2013: Exciting exploit of urban archaeology: the huge HELSINKI sign is back at Malmi Airport
News 20 August 2013: Photos from Helsinki Fly In, 17-18 August 2013
News 17 May 2013: Malmi's big migratory bird is back for the summer
News 7 May 2013: The airport restaurant, now called Gate 1, opens its doors again on Monday 13 May! Open Mon-Sat 9am - 6pm.
News 15 March 2013: Coming up - Helsinki Fly In 16-18 August 2013
Press release 21 November 2012: FoMA's autumn meeting 2012
News 22 October 2012: Malmi Airport in international press: Airports of the World, July/August 2012
News 4 October 2012: Municipal elections 2012 in Helsinki: the candidates' views on Malmi Airport
News 5 May 2012: Lots of old newsreel footage from Malmi Airport available for online viewing (narrated in Finnish)
News 2 May 2012: The DC-3 has returned from its wintering grounds once again
(Current topics archive: see Press releases / News / Reading).