Posted on: 16 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
As part of its 2015 summer schedule, Finnair is expanding services between Helsinki and Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, to offer a daily return service operated by Flybe Finland with ATR 72s.
Flybe Finland’s summer schedule runs from 2 May until 24 October, with flights alternately departing Helsinki at 16:15 (Monday Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and 11:10 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) throughout the week. The return flights take off from Tartu at 17:25 (Monday Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and 12:20 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). The flight time between Helsinki and Tartu is 40 minutes.
Flybe Finland is also re-timing schedules to create more convenient connections through Helsinki for European passengers (there are five flights a day from London Heathrow to Helsinki and two flights a day from Manchester).
Tartu is Estonia’s historic, cultural and intellectual capital, home of the University of Tartu founded in 1632. Other attractions in “The City of Good Thoughts” include the Old Town and Toomemägi Park, the medieval St John’s Church, National Museum of Estonia and Vanemuine, the oldest Estonian theatre.