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New Route of the Day (30 December 2023): airBaltic between Tallinn and Geneva

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airBaltic chose the penultimate day of 2023, Saturday December 30, to inaugurate flights between Tallinn and Geneva. The 1,920-kilometre service will be maintained weekly with the 145-seat A220-300 aircraft. It becomes the fourth new route to be introduced by airBaltic from Tallinn this winter, complementing Tampere, Tenerife and Las Palmas. airBaltic faces no competition on its new service.

What they said

Katlin Kiiler, Area Sales Manager at airBaltic, said: “We are committed to providing our passengers with seamless travel experiences and improving connectivity to and from our home cities in the Baltics. With the launch of these flights, we are excited to offer even more options to our passengers to hit the snowy slopes. We are grateful for the invaluable contribution and cooperation of our partners, Tallinn Airport, in making this possible. Moreover, thanks to the growing number of passengers, we are delighted to see that our market share in Tallinn keeps increasing as well.”

Eero Pargmae, Member of the Board at Tallinn Airport, added: “The opening of a new route is a very happy day for the airport. airBaltic is an important and long-term partner of Tallinn Airport. We are delighted that this airline clearly emphasises further plans to invest in Tallinn Airport and at the same time improve connectivity options for Estonian travellers. The market share of this company in Tallinn is growing, which means that our local passengers increasingly appreciate convenient opportunities to travel on the routes offered by it and its high level of service.”

airBaltic is Tallinn’s largest airline

During Q1 2024, airBaltic’s capacity share at Tallinn will reach 31.7%. It represents an increase of five points on the same quarter last year and is up over ten points on Q1 2019. airBaltic is the biggest carrier operating out of Tallinn, despite Ryanair’s growth in the Estonian capital, which is now the second largest. Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, airBaltic was second to LOT Polish Airlines in terms of available capacity.

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airBaltic plans to further grow out of Tallinn in 2024, with the introduction of 2-weekly flights to Burgas from 1 May, 2-weekly service from Billund from 2 May and a weekly operation to Malta starting 4 May.

At a block time of seven hours, airBaltic currently operates Tallinn’s longest route, to Tenerife,

Tallinn Airport handled 2.5 million passengers during the January – October period, which s still down 10% on the same period during the pre-pandemic 2019.

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