AIRLINES - Carriers face showdown in Kuressaare

  • 2007-11-28
  • By Justin Petrone
TARTU - Two Estonian airlines, one big and majority-owned by Scandinavian capital, the other small and based on domestic investment, are now direct competitors in the nation's domestic market for air transportation. This wasn't always the case. For the past 16 years, Estonian Air, in which SAS acquired a majority stake in 2003, served only international destinations. Avies, on the other hand, used its fleet of smaller air carriers for charter and cargo flights as well as the development of routine domestic connections between Tallinn and Kuressaare on the Estonian island of Saarema...
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