Today, on 29 March 2017, the Lufthansa Group is celebrating its 25th anniversary of flight service to Estonia. It was on 29 March 1992, when a Lufthansa jet first landed in Tallinn; during that period a Boeing 737 flew three times a week between Frankfurt and Tallinn. During the same time, Lufthansa also started its flight service to Minsk and Vilnius. With the connections to Tallinn and Vilnius as well as Riga, which had already started one year earlier, Lufthansa was the only western airline that flew to all three Baltic States during that time, connecting them to a global network.
Since then, many things have changed over the last 25 years. Today the Airbus A320 family operates on this Baltic route, offering more capacity with 21 weekly flights to Frankfurt, Lufthansa Group’s biggest hub, during the summer season. With one transfer in Frankfurt, customers coming from Estonia can choose from around 170 onward connections in about 70 countries.
“Lufthansa Group is very proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary in Tallinn. Estonia is a very important market for us in the Baltic region as it has been growing over the last 25 years. In terms of our customers, we carried almost 250,000 passengers from Tallinn to Frankfurt in 2016. Our presence continues to grow successfully at Tallinn airport as the popularity of this connection keeps rising,” says Gabriel Leupold, Senior Director Sales Nordics & Baltic Countries Lufthansa Group.
With this connection, it is very easy for Lufthansa customers to reach intercontinental destinations such as Bangkok, Buenos Aires, New York or Rio de Janeiro.
Lufthansa is able to provide passengers connecting in the Frankfurt hub with access to the world’s largest airline network consisting of 3,081 weekly connections.
Frankfurt is a global hub for commerce, tourism and culture. The Rhine-Main area is one of Europe’s leading economic centres and a popular destination for business and private travel Frankfurt metropolis offers a wide range of tourist attractions and sights, including world-class ballet, opera, theatres and art exhibitions. The German Central Bank and European Central Bank are both located in Frankfurt and contribute to Frankfurt, being Germany’s financial powerhouse.