Estonian Air Bids Farewell to Last of Its Boeings ({{commentsTotal}})

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Estonian Air is set to hand back its last Boeing, ending an era which began with the first Western-built passenger aircraft, also a Boeing, back in 1995.

“Considering given market conditions, aircraft with 76 to 88 seats are optimal for us, the Boeing is too large for our use and its lease was expiring,” Estonian Air spokeswoman Ilona Eskelinen told Postimees on Tuesday.

Before making its last journey, the Boeing will undergo some air trials, as it had been grounded since last fall.

The last Boeing, a 737-500, has been in service nearly 15 years. The company's aging Boeings were often involved in delayed departures due to technical problems.

The company now only has four Embraer and three Bombardier aircraft in its fleet.