Estonian Air is to launch a three times-weekly service between London City and Tallinn in March next year, rising to six times-weekly by June 1.
The carrier currently uses Gatwick airport for its London services, but a spokesperson for the airport has confirmed these flights will be suspended for the winter 2012 season.
The new London City flights will initially operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from March 1, departing Tallinn at 0730 and arriving into LCY at 08720, before leaving London at 0850 and landing back in the Estonian capital at 1330.
From May 2, a Thursday flight will be added, and from June 1 the route will be served daily except Sundays.
The carrier will operate the service with new 112-seater Embraer E190 aircraft.
Commenting on the switch CEO Tero Taskila said:
“London has been an important destination of the Estonian Air’s network and we wanted to improve the current schedule with two weekly flights with more frequent one. The start is tied to the delivery of the new Embraer E190 jet.
“Flights to new London City Airport with more frequent schedule giving our customers greater choice when travelling between Tallinn and London.
“I would like to stress that our new flight plan suits considerably better the business travellers by making the connection between the two capitals not only more frequent, but also shorter in duration."
Ryanair also currently serves Tallinn from Luton airport, while Easyjet flies to the city from Stansted.
For more information visit estonian-air.ee/en.
Report by Mark Caswell