Estonia is republic in north-eastern Europe, bordered on the north by the Gulf of Finland (an extension of the Baltic Sea), on the east by Russia, on the south by Latvia, and on the west by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga. With Latvia and Lithuania, Estonia is one of the Baltic states. Tallinn is the capital as well as the largest city and chief port
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January 15, 2017 Elk Airways was established on 23Oct1991 & started operations on 15Jan1992 as ELK (ELK Lennuliinid) [added]
December 30, 2016 Regional Jet received its AOC in early 2016 & started operations 2016 [status change]
September 15, 2016 European Coastal Airlines suspended all flights after the CCAA launched an investigation into its operations. Restarted 23Aug2016 [status change]
Airline Status Operating Dates

Aero Airlines   

Inactive 2002 - 2008

^ Comments : Aero Airlines was set up by Finnair in 2000 to serve international routes within the Baltic and other European destinations. Started operations in Mar2002 & ceased on 06Jan2008

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Air Livonia   

Inactive 1999* - 2006

^ Comments : Air Livonia was a Parnu based carrier that ceased operations on 30Apr2006

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AirEst   

Active 2002* - date

^ Comments : AirEst was founded in 2002 & started operations on 15Jan2002, operating regular cargo and charter passenger flights

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Avies Air Company   

Inactive 1991 - 2016

^ Comments : Avies was founded on 11Nov1991 in Ylemiste, Tallinn as a charter and air-taxi service. Airline grounded in Apr2016 for safety reasons. Hoping to restart

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Copterline   

Inactive 2010 - 2013

^ Comments : Copterline was a Finnish-Estonian helicopter airline that flew a regular 18-minute service on the Helsinki–Tallinn route

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ELK (Eesti Lennukompanii) ((Estonian Aviation)   

Inactive 1992 - 1994*

^ Comments : Elk Airways was established on 23Oct1991 & started operations on 15Jan1992 as ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid). Regional scheduled airline operating out of Talinn

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ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid)  added

Renamed 1994* - 2001

^ Comments : Elk Airways was established on 23Oct1991 & started operations on 15Jan1992 as ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid). Regional scheduled airline operating out of Talinn

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Enimex  updated

Inactive 1994 - 2008

^ Comments : Enimex was established and started operations on 26Sep1994. Ceased on 14Jun2008 (Cargo and passenger charter flights in Northern Europe and Russia)

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Estonian Air   

Inactive 1991 - 2015

^ Comments : Estonian Air was established 01Dec1991 & operations started on the same date. Ceased operations on 08Nov2015

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Estonian Air Regional   

Inactive 2007 - 2013

^ Comments : Estonian Air established Estonian Air Regional in Jun2008. Ceased operations in 2013

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Flyest   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : On 31Aug2015 cargo carrier, Airest announced the start of a new passenger airline named Flyest

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FlyLAL Charters Estonia   

Renamed 2009 - 2010

^ Comments : FlyLAL Charters Estonia was renamed to Small Planet Airlines Estonia on 22Jul2010 and then North Wind Airlines. Charter services out of Tallin

^ Genealogy : FlyLAL Charters Estonia >Small Planet Airlines Estonia >North Wind Airlines

JP Air   

Active 2004^ - date

^ Comments : JP Air, international air charter company out of Tallinn Airport was formed in 2004

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Nordic Aviation   

Renamed 2015 - 2016

^ Comments : Nordic Aviation was founded on 25Sep2015 by the Estonian Government as Nordic Aviation. Operations started on 08Nov2015. Rebranded as Nordica with effect from 01Apr2016

^ Genealogy : Nordic Aviation >Nordica

Nordic Flyways   

Not started (2015)

^ Comments : Nordic Flyways is a failed start-up charter carrier planned to be based at Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport. Scheduled to commence in 4Q2015, however had it's AOC revoked

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Nordica   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Nordic Aviation was founded on 25Sep2015 by the Estonian Government as Nordic Aviation. Operations started on 08Nov2015. Rebranded as Nordica with effect from 01Apr2016

^ Genealogy : Nordic Aviation >Nordica

North Wind Airlines   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : FlyLAL Charters Estonia was renamed to Small Planet Airlines Estonia on 22Jul2010 and then North Wind Airlines. Charter services out of Tallin

^ Genealogy : FlyLAL Charters Estonia >Small Planet Airlines Estonia >North Wind Airlines

Panaviatic   

Active 2008* - date

^ Comments : Panaviatic was established in 2008 as a charter carrier

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Regional Jet   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Regional Jet received its AOC in early 2016 & started operations 2016

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Small Planet Airlines Estonia   

Renamed 2010 - 2012

^ Comments : FlyLAL Charters Estonia was renamed to Small Planet Airlines Estonia on 22Jul2010 and then North Wind Airlines. Charter services out of Tallin

^ Genealogy : FlyLAL Charters Estonia >Small Planet Airlines Estonia >North Wind Airlines

SmartLynx Airlines Estonia   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : SmartLynx Airlines Estonia was formed in 2012 & launched operations on 03Jul2012

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