SAS, AirBaltic to offer more flights to, from Tallinn
SAS will begin flying to Tallinn from Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen from next week, the airline announced on Monday. The Latvian airline airBaltic too has said it will offer more flights from Tallinn.
Following Estonian Air’s announcement that they cease their operations, SAS has reacted and will begin flying between the three Scandinavian capitals and Tallinn. This means daily flights between the cities, ensuring that travelers in Scandinavia have continued flight connections to Estonia, and Estonians to the rest of the world.
“Tallinn is a destination with a high proportion of frequent travelers and is also a popular holiday getaway. We therefore decided to act quickly, as Tallinn is a large and important destination in our region. Scandinavia also occupies a geographically advantageous location for shuttle services to and from Estonia,” Eivind Roald, Executive Vice President Commercial at SAS, said in a statement.
SAS plans to fly:
Stockholm – Tallinn: 4 times per day in each direction
Copenhagen – Tallinn: 3 times per day in each direction
Oslo – Tallinn: 1 flight per day in each direction
Air Baltic too has said it will consolidate and strengthen its service in Estonia, which it considers part of its home market, by offering more direct flights. The expansions is part of its Horizon 2021 business plan, announced this summer., which focuses on considerable improvement of connectivity in the whole Baltic region. The plan aims at operating 11 direct routes out of Tallinn and Vilnius, and over 60 direct routes out of Riga in the next five years.
For now, Air Baltic offers four direct routes out of Tallinn: Tallinn – Riga, Tallinn – Berlin, Tallinn – Paris and Tallinn – Vienna.