Soder ready for Tallinn flights

  • 2003-11-06
  • Baltic Business News
TALLINN - Soder Airlines announced that it planned to begin regular service between Tampere, Finland, and Tallinn in November.

Soder, which was founded last year by Finnish businessmen, said it would make five trips a day in both directions.
"We have signed a contract with Tallinn Airport," said Tommi Soder, CEO of Soder Airlines. "But there are still some problems with Finnish authorities," he added.
He said that the airline planned to open the new service at the end of November or at the beginning of December. "We will definitely get off the ground by the end of this year," he said.
The company will offer a 30 percent discount on tickets sold in Tallinn. If a passenger buys a ticket to Tampere in Tallinn he will pay around 2,000 kroons (130 euros) for economy class and 4,000 kroons for business class.
The same ticket bought in Finland will cost 2,830 kroons for economy class and 5,740 kroons for business class.
Passengers up to 16 years of age will pay around 1,000 kroons per trip, the company said.
A flight from Tallinn to Tampere in Finland will have a duration of 45 minutes.
According to Soder, the airline plans to serve around 600 passengers in the first month.
In Finland, Soder Airlines operates flights to Tampere, Oulu, Kittila, Ivalo and Turku. Tallinn is the company's first international destination.