Sibelius to get an airport

Sibelius to get an airport


norman lebrecht

February 05, 2015

Moves are afoot to rename Helsinki-Vantaa airport after the nation’s most famous personality.

The family have given approval and the prime minister has privately endorsed it. The final decision rests with the board of  Finnish Avia, which is giving the matter urgent consideration. We don’t want to be a fly on the wall. Finnish board meetings are distinguished by the silence of Sibelius 8.

We think they should rename the national carrier, Finnair: Fly me, I’m Sibelius.

sibelius at home



  • Matt Denerov says:

    Why not? Everything else in the country is named after old Janne! Not that this Sibelian is complaining.