10 APRIL 2017
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Major improvements to the airport in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, were outlined at a reception at the Estonian Embassy in London last week to mark the launch of British Airways’ direct service from Heathrow the day before.
The gathering was also organised to herald celebrations next year to mark the 100th anniversary of Estonia’s independence, which are expected to lead to a big increase in numbers of business and leisure travellers.
BA is now flying to Tallinn on Saturdays and Tuesdays from Heathrow, while easyJet serves the city from Gatwick on Fridays and Mondays and Ryanair from Stansted on Fridays, Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.
On the airport project, head of corporate communications Priit Koff said work to extend the passenger terminal is continuing to schedule and will be completed by early June.
Security will move to a more convenient location by midsummer, boosting capacity significantly, while a joint project between the city of Tallinn and construction company Merko Ehitus to extend the tram line to the airport should be completed by the end of summer.
A gallery linking the tram stop to the terminal building is to be constructed by October. “Tallinn Airport will never be the largest in the world but it can be the world's cosiest,” Koff added.
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Neil Taylor, London
Using Tallinn airport several times a year, I can certainly agree with this upbeat assessment. The bus, and soon the tram, taking only ten minutes into town is another bonus. Let's hope BA thrive on the route.