Following an announcement that it was shutting down three regular routes from Tallinn, Estonian national airline Nordic Aviation Group AS, operating under the Nordica brand, announced that it would be cutting eight routes from the Estonian capital next summer.
While Nordica flew to 21 destinations this summer, beginning next summer, the flag-carrier airline will operate just 13 direct routes, eliminating its direct seasonal routes to Berlin, Hamburg, Rijeka and Gothenburg.
Hannes Saarpuu, who was appointed CEO of the company in July, justified another air service cut by Nordica by saying that summer routes were in any case temporary “hole fillers” serviced with aircraft left over from the airline’s primary routes. He added that summer routes also did not bring in much money, and thus cutting back on them was the logical continuation of things.
Beginning from next January, Nordica will no longer fly to St. Petersburg, Oslo or Amsterdam, the last two of which had been among Nordica’s regular routes since the launch of the airline in 2015. Departures will also be significantly scaled back on the airline’s Stockholm and Munich routes.
Beginning from January 14, 2019 Nordica will service eight direct routes during the winter period, flying from Tallinn to Stockholm, Vilnius, Copenhagen, Brussels, Kiev, Warsaw, Vienna and Munich. (ERR/Business World Magazine)