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

Latest updates

 

12 Jul 2017 

Regional Jet [status change] is to be renamed to Nordica Regional [added] in Aug2017

15 Jan 2017

Elk Airways was established on 23Oct1991 & started operations on 15Jan1992 as ELK (ELK Lennuliinid) [added]

30 Dec 2016

Regional Jet received its AOC in early 2016 & started operations 2016 [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aero Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2008
Airline Code : EE : EAY
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Air Livonia   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Livonia was a Parnu based carrier that ceased operations on 30Apr2006

AirEst   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : -- : AIT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AirEst was founded in 2002 & started operations on 15Jan2002, operating regular cargo and charter passenger flights

Avies Air Company   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2016
Airline Code : U3 : AIA
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Copterline   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Copterline was a Finnish-Estonian helicopter airline that flew a regular 18-minute service on the Helsinki–Tallinn route

ELK (Eesti Lennukompanii) ((Estonian Aviation)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1994*
Airline Code : S8 : ELK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Elk Airways was established on 23Oct1991 & started operations on 15Jan1992 as ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid). Regional scheduled airline operating out of Talinn

ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid)  added in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Elk Airways was established on 23Oct1991 & started operations on 15Jan1992 as ELK Airways (ELK Lennuliinid). Regional scheduled airline operating out of Talinn

Enimex  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ENI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Enimex was established and started operations on 26Sep1994. Ceased on 14Jun2008 (Cargo and passenger charter flights in Northern Europe and Russia)

Estonian Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2015
Airline Code : OV : ELL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Estonian Air was established 01Dec1991 & operations started on the same date. Ceased operations on 08Nov2015

Estonian Air Regional   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2013
Airline Code : OV : ELL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Estonian Air established Estonian Air Regional in Jun2008. Ceased operations in 2013

Flyest   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : On 31Aug2015 cargo carrier, Airest announced the start of a new passenger airline named Flyest

FlyLAL Charters Estonia   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ELC
Genealogy : FlyLAL Charters Estonia >Small Planet Airlines Estonia >North Wind Airlines
Comments : FlyLAL Charters Estonia was renamed to Small Planet Airlines Estonia on 22Jul2010 and then North Wind Airlines. Charter services out of Tallin

JP Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004^ - date
Airline Code : -- : JPI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JP Air, international air charter company out of Tallinn Airport was formed in 2004

Nordic Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2015 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrdic Aviation >Nordica
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

Nordic Flyways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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

Nordica   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrdic Aviation >Nordica
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

Nordica Regional  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Regional Jet >Nordica Regional
Comments : Regional Jet was formed in 2015 & received its AOC in early 2016. Started operations 2016. It is to be renamed to Nordica Regional in Aug2017

North Wind Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : FlyLAL Charters Estonia >Small Planet Airlines Estonia >North Wind Airlines
Comments : FlyLAL Charters Estonia was renamed to Small Planet Airlines Estonia on 22Jul2010 and then North Wind Airlines. Charter services out of Tallin

Panaviatic   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Panaviatic was established in 2008 as a charter carrier

Regional Jet  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Regional Jet >Nordica Regional
Comments : Regional Jet was formed in 2015 & received its AOC in early 2016. Started operations 2016. It is to be renamed to Nordica Regional in Aug2017

Small Planet Airlines Estonia  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2010 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ELC
Genealogy : FlyLAL Charters Estonia >Small Planet Airlines Estonia >North Wind Airlines
Comments : FlyLAL Charters Estonia was renamed to Small Planet Airlines Estonia on 22Jul2010 and then North Wind Airlines. Charter services out of Tallin. Received its AOC recently

SmartLynx Airlines Estonia   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : MYX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SmartLynx Airlines Estonia was formed in 2012 & launched operations on 03Jul2012
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