Nordic Aviation launches new Tallinn route from Edinburgh

Nordic Aviation has announced a new thrice-weekly service between Tallinn and Edinburgh for this summer, according to Edinburgh Airport.

Nordic Aviation’s new service is Scotland’s only flight to Estonia. The service will commence on May 28 and operate until October 3, 2016, and will be operated in cooperation with Adria Airways aboard modern CRJ-900 jets.

Nordic Aviation board member Erik Sakkov said, ‘Edinburgh’s rich historical heritage makes it perfect for Estonian holiday makers who will enjoy a unique combination of ancient Scottish and modern European culture.

Moreover, I’m sure that Tallinn and Estonia have a lot to offer for Scottish people too. Our country’s beautiful medieval capital, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Estonia’s diverse nature and fascinating cultural traditions make it possible that everyone will find something for themselves.’

Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive Gordon Dewar said: ‘We are delighted that Edinburgh Airport has a direct new flight into Tallinn and the three times weekly service which is perfectly-timed for weekend city-breaks.

‘This announcement is yet further confirmation of Edinburgh Airport’s position as the leader for business and tourism connectivity between Scotland and international destinations.

‘It is greatly encouraging that Nordic Aviation recognises the growing demand for connectivity to and from Edinburgh – and this new service adds to our city’s and Scotland’s growing international profile.

‘With over 11 million passengers through the doors at Edinburgh Airport in 2015 – we are continuing to grow, create jobs and make a positive contribution for Scotland’s economy.’

Edinburgh Airport has also recently announced January’s passenger numbers showing 700,142 people passed through the airport in the first month of the year. The change represents double digit growth from January 2015, with a 21.7 per cent annual hike in the number of international passengers.