Finnair is relaunching 12 flights per week between Helsinki and Tartu on March 31. There will be twice daily flights from Helsinki, excluding Saturday.
Operating on the airline’s regional ATR aircraft, the service will mark the return of commercial air travel to the Estonian city. Finnair is currently the only airline to offer direct scheduled flights.
The new flights coincide with Tartu being named a European Capital of Culture 2024, in recognition of the city’s heritage, history and cultural importance.
To mark the Baltic city’s new title, there will be more than 1,000 events across 350 projects throughout the year. Tartu will introduce Arts of Survival, a story of “the knowledge, skills and values that will help us lead a good life in the future”.
Anssi Partanen, Market Director Europe at Finnair, said: “As we get into the swing of 2024, we are incredibly excited to be announcing the return of Tartu to our growing network. As the only airline to offer scheduled flights to Tartu, we are proud to be connecting this youthful and vibrant university city with the world as it celebrates its new title as the European Capital of Culture.”
“We know our customers are eagerly planning their trips for this summer and expect this new service to be incredibly important to business travellers, families and friends, and of course leisure customers.”
Return fares to Tartu start from £212, including taxes and charges.