Check-in procedures

You can check-in online or by using the check-in desks in the airport terminal.

Not all airlines offer online check-in, so you might need to get your boarding passes from the airport check-in desks. We recommend arriving at Tartu airport at least an hour before your scheduled flight departure so you’ll have plenty of time for the check-in procedures and pre-flight security check.

If you’ve booked any special services from your airline, travelling with children, have special size/oversize luggage (golf equipment, bicycles, skis etc) or are travelling in a large group, we recommend you arrive at the Tartu Airport at least an hour and half before your departure time.

All passengers, even those travelling with hand luggage only, must be checked in to board the aircraft. You’ll be asked to present your boarding pass and valid travel documents at the check-in desk and boarding gate. If you are travelling within the European Union, you can travel with your ID-card – but you’ll need a valid passport to travel anywhere else.

NB! Your driving licence will not qualify as a valid travel document.

Using check-in desks at the airport

The check-in desks at the airport will open 2 hours before scheduled departure and close according to the policies set by the airline. Finnair check-in closes 40 minutes before departure. Please contact your airline or travel agency for more information.

You can only check-in for charter flightsat the airport check-in desks.

Online check-in

Checking in online is easy, convenient and saves time at the airport – especially if you are travelling with hand luggage only. By checking in early, you also get to choose your seat. Different airlines open their online check-in at different times, and some airlines allow you to print out your own boarding passes (A4 size).

Finnair enables you to check in at the airport as well as online on the Finnair website (you’ll need your booking details for this).

If you have already printed out your boarding passes and do not have any checked baggage, you can head straight to the security check upon arrival at the airport. If you need to drop off your luggage, first go to the check-in desks at the airport and head for security once your baggage has been checked in.

NB! Please make sure you get to the airport early even if you have checked in online and printed out your own boarding passes. Most airlines close their boarding gates about 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time. If you arrive at the airport half an hour before you flight, it’s likely you will miss it even if there are no check-in or security queues.