airBaltic to start Tallinn to Turku route

7 October 2009

On October 1, the Latvian airline airBaltic started operations on the Turku –Tallinn route. This is the first Estonia-Finland link for airBaltic.

Bertolt Flick, President and CEO of airBaltic said “Estonian market is important for airBaltic – we stepped up flight frequency on the Tallinn-Riga route by offering up to seven flights daily with excellent connections to Western Europe, Scandinavia, Mediterranean region and the CIS, we wrote history by opening the first international scheduled service from Tartu. Now we take another major step by starting Tallinn-Turku service. The new route will help to attract foreign tourists who support Estonia’s economy.”

Tallinn-Turku is the first new route of airBaltic that links Estonia and Finland. This year from its home base in Riga airBaltic has introduced such new destinations as Turku (Finland), Tromso (Norway), Palanga and Kaunas (Lithuania), Tartu (Estonia), Pskov (Russia), Warsaw (Poland), Geneva (Switzerland), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Frankfurt (Germany).

The number of passengers of airBaltic has grown 68 % on the flights to/from Estonia in the first seven months of 2009 when the airline carried 99 055 passengers. The number of passengers stood at 58 754 in the same January-July period in 2008.

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