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ES-REG - a Decent Response to Offshore Registers

In 2016, FortAero (FortAero Baltic Business Aviation Alliance), Estonia’s top business operator, launched its new ES-REG product on the market. Prefix ES helps to register and operate the aircraft much the same as the offshore registers, whereby the client avoids so-called «offshorisation» and saves serious money on maintenance costs (at least 10-15%) via using company’s in...

Nordica launches direct flights from Tallinn to Croatian harbour city Rijeka

On 4 June, Nordica in cooperation with Adria Airways will launch direct flights to Rijeka, Croatia. The first flight from Tallinn to Rijeka will take off at 18:30 EEST. Nordica board member Erik Sakkov said that the interest of Estonians in Croatia and their love for the country is growing. “We are very pleased to offer Estonian passengers now the choice of two holiday destinations i...

airBaltic – No 1 Airline in Estonia

The Latvian airline airBaltic has become the largest airline in Estonia. In April, airBaltic achieved +64% growth, and serviced 28 474 passengers travelling to and from Estonia. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For the first time in history, airBaltic is the No 1 airline in Estonia. We sincerely thank our Estonian customers for choosing airBaltic as their home car...

Nordica starts Tallinn trio

Nordica commenced three services from Tallinn (TLL) between 27 and 29 March according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. The first two routes to be launched were to Paris CDG (CDG) and Vienna (VIE) on the former date. Both 1,828- and 1,365-kiolometre sectors will face direct competition from airBaltic. Flights to the French capital will be operated by the carrier’s CRJ 900s thrice-weekly whi...

Estonian CAA grounds Avies over safety concerns

The Estonian Civil Aviation Administration (Lennuamet) has grounded Avies (U3, Tallinn Lennart Meri) following concerns about the carrier's compliance with safety oversight regulations. While Lennuamet did not explicitly state what its concerns were, it did state the suspension of the carrier's Air Operators Certificate (AOC) was effective April 1, 2016 and would last either for a perio...

UpperTwo came to Estonia

Russian company UpperTwo opened an office in Tallinn. As commented in UpperTwo, Tallinn, as well as Riga, is moving forward, offering more interesting opportunities to solve financial problems of airlines and aircraft owners.  The geographical location of Estonian capital is an important factor too. Flight times takes a little over an hour, which is very convenient fo...

Estonia’s National Airline Is Officially Bankrupt

An Estonian court has formally declared the Baltic nation’s state-owned airline bankrupt after it ceased operations last month following a European Union order to repay millions in state aid. The Harju County Court said Tuesday that the bankruptcy proceedings for Estonian Air are to be carried out immediately, with the first meeting of creditors scheduled on Jan. 15. The EU’s exe...

Magnetic MRO to Launch a New Dedicated Painting Hangar in Tallinn Airport

Magnetic MRO, a total technical care provider headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia is to launch its second painting hangar in 2017. The new dedicated painting hangar will be built in co-operation with Tallinn Airport, in response to growing demand for painting services from Magnetic MRO customers. A Letter of Intent has been signed and preparations have started to build the 2000...

Nordic Aviation signs first charter flight contract with tour operators

Nordic Aviation, its partner Adria Airways and the biggest Estonian ski tour operators Germalo Reisid and Mainor Meelis will start organising regular charter flights to popular European ski resorts from the second half of February. This is the first contract in the area of charter flights for Nordic Aviation. On Saturday from 20 February to 26 March 2016, there will be return flights to Milan,...

Estonian Air closes down

Estonian Air has announced that it will cease business from Nov. 8 after a European Commission (EC) ruling that it received unfair state aid. In a brief statement, the airline’s management board said it had decided to cease operations following the EC decision, which demanded that the airline, which has provided services for the small Baltic state since 1991, should pay back some €85...

Estonian Air, 9% passenger traffic increase in 9 months of 2015

Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air announced that in the first nine months of this year, it carried altogether 457,998 passengers, out of which 439,996 on regular flights The total number of passengers increased 9.0% and on regular flights 9.2% compared to the same period last year. In September 2015, Estonian Air carried 53,913 passengers, out of which 51,212 on regular flights. Th...

Estonian Air takes delivery of two CRJ 700's

In a transaction arranged by Skyworld Aviation we are delighted to announce the delivery of two CRJ700 aircraft to Estonian Air. Serial number 10085 (ES-ACF) was delivered on 2nd October and serial number 10083 (ES-ACE) on 9th October. Both CRJ 700’s are already in service with the Estonian airline alongside three existing CRJ 900’s. The aircraft are owned b...