Austrian opens up route to Tallinn

The Austrian Airlines Group is to expand its route network into another key economic region from 4 June 2007 when it launches a new service to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. In a codeshare agreement with Estonian Air, Austrian will provide one daily Vienna-Tallinn-Vienna frequency on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays respectively.

The new service will offer the perfect connections via the Vienna hub into the global route network of the Austrian Airlines Group.

The codeshare flight means the Austrian Airlines Group now provides across-the-board coverage in the region, with Austrian services already operating to the capitals of the two other Baltic states south of Estonia. Austrian operates direct services up to twice a day from Vienna to Riga, capital of Latvia, and daily to Vilnius in Lithuania.

Like the idea of a holiday at the ancient crossroads between Northern and Central Europe? With their varied natural landscape and numerous historical relics, the Baltic states make the perfect travel destination.

The city of Tallinn, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, is not merely fascinating due to its medieval old town and countless towers; the district of Pirita north-east of the city centre is also home to a marina, and there are long sandy beaches for sunworshippers.


Vilnius is located in amongst gently rolling hills. With its brightly coloured buildings and churches, the city has the feeling of a beautiful Baroque jewel. The architecture of the city, which was incorporated into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1994, ranges from early Gothic through Renaissance and Baroque to Classicism, and presents a truly unique image of a city.

Riga, ancient trading port and member of the Hanseatic League, is also well worth a visit. Its cultural and historical value is demonstrated by the fact that the old town was recently placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The medieval town centre is also combined with art nouveau styles: more than 800 art nouveau buildings were constructed here around 1900.