Portuguese airline TAP will begin operating a route from Tallinn to Lisbon in summer, opening connections to many African and South American destinations.
Tallinn Airport board member Erik Sakkov confirmed the new connection in a press release on Sunday, adding that the exact timetable would soon be unveiled.
Sakkov said that the five-hour flight, which will be the longest direct flight from Tallinn, will open many opportunities to Estonian holiday and business travelers, including a more convenient way to reach the upcoming football World Cup in Brazil.
TAP flies to 76 destinations in 34 countries and has a 71-strong fleet. It is expected to use Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft for the Tallinn flight.