A new Berlin route from Estonia Air has been so well received by customers that the carrier has decided to extend the flight period between Tallinn and Berlin up to November 1st 2014. “Estonians are highly interested in travelling to Germany, and the results of the flights between Tallinn and Berlin, which were initially opened for the summer period, have been surprisingly positive,” said Indrek Randveer, chief commercial officer, Estonian Air
Leading aircraft charter specialist Air Charter Service has agreed to market and sell Estonian Air’s Embraer 170 aircraft exclusively, having identified a gap in the market as airlines continue to trim charter capacity. Commercial Jets Director at ACS, Matt Purton, explained: “With a capacity of 76 seats and a range of around three hours, we feel that the aircraft is very versatile and will be ideal for sports teams, oil and gas clients and the MICE industry.”
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a number of public support measures granted by Estonia in favour of its flag carrier airline Estonian Air. At this stage, the Commission has doubts whether these measures are in line with EU state aid rules.
Baltic national carrier Estonian Air is to start serving London City Airport from spring next year when it resumes services to the UK capital. The carrier has announced it will inaugurate flights between Tallinn and London City on March 1st, 2013 having previously offered flights to London Gatwick.
Estonian Air, together with SimpliFlying, is launching a competition to Turkish marketing agencies and travel agencies for the best business ideas on filling up a 85-seater airplane. The winning agency will not only get the opportunity to create a ‘world’s first’ or ‘world’s highest’ record with an entire plane at its disposal, it will also get to keep 25% of the revenue generated from filling the plane.
The European Regions Airline Association has welcomed national carrier, Estonian Air, into membership. Established in December 1991, Estonian Air is 90 per cent owned by the Estonian government and 10 per cent by the SAS Group.
In the first seven months Estonian Air carried 20 613 passengers between Tallinn and Moscow, which is 59% more than y-o-y.