Aeroporti di Roma

New Route of the Day (4 April 2024): Transavia France between Paris ORY and Tallinn

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Transavia France inaugurated flights between Paris ORY and Tallinn on Thursday 4 April. The 1,875-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, with the carrier’s 737-800 aircraft. Although it faces no direct competition, airBaltic maintains 4-weekly rotations between the Estonian capital and Paris CDG.

What they said

Nicolas Henin, Chief Commercial Officer at Transavia France, said: “This new route will offer our Parisian customers the chance to discover Tallinn. We’re also looking forward to welcoming our first Estonian customers wishing to visit Paris. They’ll benefit from a low-cost, high-quality service to France.”

Eero Pargmae, a member of the management board of Tallinn Airport operator AS Tallinna Lennujaam, added: “Spring and summer are the most popular times to visit European cities, which is why we’re so delighted to be working with Transavia to offer even more opportunities to visit the amazing metropolis that is Paris. The fact the airline has launched flights ahead of the Olympics gives everyone interested more flexibility in visiting the city during the Games.”

Athens International Airport

Tallinn Airport eyes full passenger recovery

Tallinn welcomed 2,961,569 passengers in 2023, according to the airport’s own figures. Traffic at the airport serving the Estonian capital was about half that of fellow Baltics capitals Riga and Vilnius. Tallinn’s passenger volume was also about 9% lower than in 2019. This was for various reasons, including the end of Nordica’s scheduled operations. However, it was offset by considerable growth by others, especially Ryanair – whose seat capacity has almost doubled versus 2019, becoming Tallinn’s second biggest airline, and Wizz Air (+40%).

airBaltic, which remains Tallinn’s leading operator, introduced five new routes in 2023, including Rhodes, Split, Dubrovnik, Geneva, and Heraklion. It will grow its network even further with the introduction of four new routes in 2024. They include Billund (2 May), Malta (4 May), Burgas (25 May), and Kittila (13 December).

The four coming destinations mean that airBaltic will have 25 Tallinn routes this year, its highest yet, beating its previous best (in S23) by four.

Athens International Airport