The European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) decision to ban Boeing 373 Max aircraft from its airspace will not directly impact Estonian flights.
“Not a single Estonian airline uses this type of aircraft,” Kaupo Toodu, director of the Flight Operations Department of the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration (Estonian CAA).
Toomas Uibo, director of marketing and communications at Estonian flag-carrier airline Nordica, confirmed the same.
“If this decision impacts Estonian travelers in any way, it will be through connecting flights that may have operated Boeing 737 Max aircraft,” he explained. “But these airlines will no doubt come up with solutions.”
As far as Uibo knows, Boeing 737 Max aircraft have never landed in Estonia, but they have surely flown through Estonian airspace.
Nordica partner LOT Polish Airlines’ fleet currently includes five Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, but the Polish airline intends to purchase more. (ERR/Business World Magazine)