A seasonal route between Kuressaare and Stockholm will be launched on 15 May. A plane ATR 72-600 of the Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) with 72 seats will be flying on Mondays and Fridays and there will be altogether 36 return trips during the season. The route will remain open until 18 September.
“I am very pleased that Braathens Regional Airline (BRA) has decided to fly to a regional airport in Kuressaare, bringing new tourists over here and offering also our islanders a possibility to discover Sweden during the weekends. Most definitely also the Saaremaa county has earned a great deal of respect, by doing a very good job during the negotiations concerning the new route,” Eero Pärgmäe, the Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport admitted and hoped that many people will be interested in the new route and that the flights will continue also in the next year.
Last year, Kuressaare airport provided its services to 24,614 passengers, being an increase of 6.3% in a year.
Braathens Regional Airline (BRA) is an airline focussed on regional flights in Sweden, and so far has been flying mainly in the Nordic Countries. BRA is an airline that values highly environmentally friendly and sustainable operations, being the first airline who in 2009 obtained an environmental certificate and is a strong advocate among airlines in matters concerning the environment. In addition to customary first and business class, the BRA planes also have a “green class”, which means that the passengers can contribute to the use of biofuel.
One of the most important goals of Tallinn Airport is to offer international connections which support the development of the state’s entrepreneurship and tourism.