Estonia: Nordica to fly to Hamburg, Goteborg and St. Petersburg

  • 2017-03-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The three new destinations that the Estonian state-owned airline Nordica is about to start flying to this year are Hamburg, Goteborg and St. Petersburg, and the airline believes to be close to a deal concerning one more destination, Nordica's communication and marketing director Toomas Uibo said on Tuesday.

Flights to Hamburg will be operated three times a week from May 16 to Oct. 3, Uibo told reporters. The operation is expected to attract business and leisure travelers alike.

Business and leisure travelers alike will also be welcome on the flights between Tallinn and Goteborg that will start on Aug. 28, Uibo said, describing Goteborg as a long-awaited addition to Nordica's list of destinations.

The third new destination is St. Petersburg, where nobody has been flying to from Tallinn since 2015 and which also is a long-awaited destination, he said. Flights to St. Petersburg will start on May 15 and will take place two or three times a week. "We expect transit passengers from that operation too," Uibo added.

Unlike the Hamburg route, which will be a seasonal one, the Goteborg and St. Petersburg services will be launched for an indefinite period of time.

"We are close to one more destination still, which we hope to become our hub and where we will be flying passengers to from all over the world," he said.

In the summer the number of flights operated by Nordica will increase by 33 percent in comparison with last summer to 138. "Nordica is doing well, we are developing and we are strong," Uibo added.