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28 October 2011

Flybe starts operating new routes from Tallinn

Finland’s newest airline starts operating its first ever Winter Schedule on Sunday 30th October with 5 new routes and choice of up to 100 flights per week 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 two new routes to Tampere and to Stockholm Bromma.  These are the first of five new services to take off from Tallinn Airport with a choice of up to 100 flights every week this winter. Fares are from 39 Euros one way including taxes and charges.  Flybe’s remaining three new routes to Oulu, Turku and Vaasa will begin later in November.

Many thousands of people visiting the city centre and travellers taking ferries will notice Flybe’s eye-catching countdown clocks at the Solaris and Foorum centres.

Flybe’s extensive winter schedule features 25 routes, 6 of them from Estonia, giving passengers a choice of up to 500 flights a week.

The 10 new routes in Flybe’s network are as follows:

Tallinn – Stockholm Bromma (up to 3 daily)
Tallinn – Tampere (up to 2 per day)
Tallinn – Turku (up to 2 daily)
Tallinn – Vaasa (6 per week)
Tallinn – Oulu (6 per week)
Tartu – Helsingi  (up to 6 per week)
Helsinki – Mariehamn, Aland (up to 2 daily) 
Helsinki – Jyväskylä  (up to 3 per day )
Helsinki – Trondheim, Norway (4 per week)
Helsinki – Umea, Sweden (4 per week)

Mike Rutter, Managing Director Flybe Europe comments: “We are delighted to welcome those travelling to and from Tallinn on board this weekend at the start of the 2011/12 IATA Winter season. We hope they will enjoy their first Flybe experience. It is one that offers quality, friendly service at affordable prices.  We also hope 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 fast, convenient and reasonably priced air travel without the need for long ferry journeys and complicated connections in intermediate cities.“

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!”