Cake of the Week:
Estonian Air’s Tallinn to Trondheim
In Tallinn, there were big celebrations for the national carrier Estonian Air’s new route to Trondheim in Norway. The cake illustrated Trondheim with a skiing Norwegian Troll, while Estonia was illustrated by a figurine in traditional national costume. Cutting the ribbon for the new route – the first time Tallinn is connected with a regional airport in Norway – were the airline’s new CEO Tero Taskila; Lise Nicoline Kleven Grevstad, Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia; and Rein Loik, chairman Tallinn Airport.
Two cakes were also baked in Trondheim to welcome Estonian Air. Posing in front of the CRJ900 aircraft were Rauno Parras, Estonian Air’s VP Commercial; Lasse Bardal, Managing Director Trondheim Airport; Arti Hilpus, Estonian Ambassador to Norway; and Nina Jensen, Manager Route Development Trondheim Airport.
- Estonian Air, the airline analysed this week, launched two routes from its Tallinn (TLL) base on 5 September. The airline resumed services to Lithuania’s capital Vilnius (VNO) that now operate nine times weekly with 33-seat Saab 340 aircraft leased from Golden Air of Sweden. These flights compete with airBaltic’s 11 flights a week. Estonian Air has previously operated the route on and off since 1992 and it was last dropped in March this year. The airline’s new route to Trondheim (TRD) marks the launch of the airline’s second Norwegian route after Oslo. Flights operate five times weekly with a mixture of the airline’s 737 and CRJ900 aircraft. This is the first time Estonia’s capital is connected with a regional airport in Norway. At Trondheim, the airline partly owned by SAS connects with the pan-Scandinavian national carrier and its subsidiaries.