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New airline on the Estonian market: Transavia France to connect Tallinn to Paris


Low-cost airline Transavia France will launch flights between Tallinn and Paris on 4 April 2024. The route will be served twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, from Paris Orly Airport.

Paris is one of the highest-volume markets for Estonia in terms of passenger numbers, but one in which there is still room for growth in terms of actual connections. As such, the launch of this new route has been warmly welcomed. “We’ve been holding negotiations with Transavia for a few years now, so we’re delighted that they’ll be flying from Tallinn next spring,” said Eero Pärgmäe, a member of the management board of Tallinn Airport. “Having another airline serving the route will not only mean more flights, but also cheaper tickets. And as a member of the Air France-KLM Group, Transavia will open the door to even broader-ranging cooperation.” Pärgmäe says the launch of Transavia flights is also good news for sports fans. “The summer Olympics in Paris next year will be a massive celebration of sport and culture,” he remarked.

Nicolas Hénin, the Chief Commercial Officer with Transavia France, says the airline is very pleased to be taking its first steps in Estonia. “This new route will offer our Parisian customers the chance to discover Tallinn,” he said. “We’re also looking forward to welcoming our first Estonian customers wishing to visit Paris. They’ll benefit from a low-cost, high-quality service to France.”

Rainer Aavik, the director of tourism at the Estonian Business and Innovation Agency, says that every new airline operating out of Tallinn is very welcome, since it opens up even more opportunities for travel. “Paris is one of the world’s greatest metropolises and attracts more tourists than any other, offering plenty to see and do year-round,” he said. “Of course, we hope these new flights are equally popular in both directions and that they attract French visitors to explore Estonia as well as serving the Estonian community in France.”

Tickets will go on sale on 10 October. For more information about tickets and flight times, see the Transavia website.

About Transavia
The low-cost airline of the Air France-KLM Group, Transavia operates more than 200 routes with departures from France (Paris, Nantes, Lyon and Montpellier), the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven) and Belgium (Brussels) to Europe and the Mediterranean. In 2022, Transavia France carried almost 10.7 million passengers. Transavia France today is the first low-cost airline in Paris, serving Beauvais, CDG and Orly airports. With more than 2300 employees in France, Transavia places the quality of its services, the friendliness of its crews and innovation at the heart of its commitments. This stance has led to the airline regularly winning awards. According to the Skytrax ranking of the Best Low Cost Airlines in 2023, Transavia is the 2nd best European low-cost airline and the 6th best worldwide. For the third consecutive year Transavia France was the winner of the Customer Service of the Year award in 2023 in the Collective Passenger Transport (ESCDA) category and, for the sixth consecutive year, received the label ‘Best Insignia’ in the Transport category, awarded by Capital magazine. The company also won the Qualiweb trophy for the quality of its online service in the Tourism and Transport category in 2023.  Finally, Skyscanner has awarded the carrier the ‘Traveller Trust Award’ for best booking experience.