Estonian Air launched its second route to Amsterdam on 5 May, when eight weekly flights from Växjö commenced. The new route will open up new possibilities for the tourism business in Småland. Addressing the audience shortly before the first flight took-off, is Ingemar Swalander, Chairman, Växjö .
Later that day, Estonian Air’s inaugural flight from Växjö arrived in Amsterdam, where it was greeted with a cake and a press conference. Marking the celebrations are (left to right): Sofie Nyström, Head of Visit Sweden; Håkan Emsgård, Swedish Ambassador; Flip de Heer, Dutch Ambassador; and Hanne Buis, Director of Aviation Marketing, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
- Estonian Air, the flag carrier of Estonia, commenced operations to its second route to Amsterdam (AMS) on 5 May, with the addition of eight weekly flights from Växjö (VXO) in Sweden. The 819-kilometre sector to the Dutch capital will be operated using the airline’s 76-seat E170s and will face no competition from other operators. Estonian is already serving Amsterdam with twice-daily flights from its Tallinn base. Commenting on the route launch, Ulf Axelsson, CEO, Växjö Airport, said: “Växjö Småland Airport is extremely happy that after many years of hard work in trying to secure a route to a major European hub that finally the day has come where accessibility is all of a sudden on our door step as opposed to several hours by car or train away. This route will generate huge time and cost savings for both businesses as well as leisure passengers. The timetable is designed in such a way that a business trip to Europe over the day is now a possibility. We are thrilled to say the least.” See how Amsterdam Airport's FTWA compares to the other airports in this week's Arch of Triumph competition.