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28 October 2011

Flybe starts operating brand new Estonian route from Bromma

Finland’s newest airline starts operating its first ever Winter Schedule on Sunday 30th October with brand new route linking Stockholm and Tallinn with choice of up to three flights a day as part of extensive new regional schedule


There is an air of excited anticipation across the Nordic and Baltic region this weekend as Flybe, Finland’s newest and Europe’s largest regional airline, starts operating its first winter schedule with a brand new route to from Stockholm’s convenient Bromma Airport to Tallinn.  The airline is operating up to three daily flights offering a choice of up to 34 flights a week with fares from 359 krona one way including taxes and charges.  

Flybe’s extensive winter schedule features 25 routes, 5 of them from Sweden, giving passengers a choice of up to 500 regional flights in total a week.

Flybe is proud to serve the following routes from Sweden:

NEW ROUTE:  Stockholm Bromma – Tallinn (up to 3 daily)
NEW ROUTE:  Umeå – Helsingfors (up to 4 per week)
Norrköping – Helsingfors (up to 2 daily)
Skellefteå – Karleby/Jakobstad (up to 5 per week)
Skellefteå – Helsingfors (up to 5 per week via Karleby/Jakobstad)

The other new routes in Flybe’s network are as follows:

Mariehamn, Aland – Helsingfors (up to 2 daily) 
Vaasa – Tallinn (up to 6 per week)
Turku – Tallinn  (up to 2 per day)
Tampere – Tallinn (up to 2 daily)
Tallinn – Oulu (6 per week)
Helsinki – Tartu, Estonia (up to 6 per week)
Helsinki – Jyväskylä  (up to 3 per day )
Helsinki – Trondheim, Norway (4 per week)

Mike Rutter, Managing Director Flybe Europe comments: “We are delighted to welcome those travelling between Bromma and Tallinn on board this weekend at the start of the 2011/12 IATA Winter season. We hope they will enjoy their first ever Flybe experience. It is one that offers quality and friendly service at affordable prices. We hope also that their first flight, whether it be on Sunday or some time later, will become the first of many as they realise the benefits of convenient, point to point travel and become valued frequent fliers.“

Mr Rutter continues:  “With its close proximity to the heart of Stockholm and simple, efficient airport experience, Bromma is an important part of Flybe’s growth plans to become the champion for the Nordic area.  We look forward to announcing new routes soon from Bromma to complement our successful Tallinn service!”

The start of Flybe’s winter schedule is a new beginning for the former Finnish Commuter Airlines (Finncomm) whose joint acquisition was announced by Flybe and Finnair in July. Finncomm is now absorbed into Flybe. The new branding and colours are already visible on three ATR aircraft, while the rest of the fleet is anticipated to be complete by spring next year.

Mr Rutter adds: “We have all been working hard to ensure that everything is ready for our first passengers. We assure our customers that we remain committed to providing schedules that are both economically and environmentally sustainable.

“This weekend marks yet another important milestone for the Flybe brand and moves us one step closer to becoming the preferred regional airline for the Nordic and Baltic region. Welcome on board!”