Estonian Air awaits decision on state financing

  • 2013-07-26
  • From wire reports

TALLINN - EU Commissioner in charge of transport Siim Kallas noted that there is hope that the Commission’s decision on the state’s cash injections into Estonian Air would not put an end to flight traffic into Estonia, reports National Broadcasting. In June this year the government presented its restructuring plan for Estonian Air to the European Commission. CEO of Estonian Air Jan Palmer said on July 25 that the plan is probably already being analyzed, as both the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the airline have received additional questions on the plan.

Kallas stated that there is hope for maintaining passenger air traffic in Estonia. “I would say that there is hope for solutions that flight traffic would continue,” he remarked.

According to Kallas, the problem of state aid to airlines is not only occurring in Estonia, but is a more general concern in more peripheral countries in Europe.