Estonian Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will start cooperation on Amsterdam-Vilnius-Amsterdam route
Press release issued by Estonian Air
Starting from 12 February 2010, Estonian Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will start code share cooperation on Estonian Air flights on Amsterdam-Vilnius-Amsterdam route. Estonian Air will serve the route as a through flight to/from Tallinn with six weekly frequencies on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Successful cooperation that started in spring 2009 between Estonian Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, one of the biggest airlines in the world, has been leading to further development. In the very beginning of 2010, Estonian Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines decided to sign an agreement according to which KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will start code sharing on Estonian Air flights between Amsterdam and Vilnius.
“Estonian Air and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have a good interlining cooperation from spring 2009, when Estonian Air started direct flights on Tallinn-Amsterdam route, allowing passengers to use competitive fares combining the two airlines’ routes on one ticket. Expanding the cooperation and entering into the Lithuanian market together with one of the biggest airlines in the world, is strategically important for developing Estonian Air’s operations. Increased cooperation between the two airlines enables offering convenient flights for Lithuanian customers through a codeshare cooperation, and Estonian customers through an interline cooperation, with good value for money into and from KLM destinations all over the world,” says Andrus Aljas, President and CEO of Estonian Air.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is one of the biggest and busiest hubs in Europe, though convenient and user-friendly airport, serving more than 100 airlines and offering a wide choice of flights into the entire world.
For tickets and more information please visit our website www.estonian-air.com, contact Estonian Air Customer Service +372 6401 163 or contact your travel agency.
About Estonian Air:
Estonian Air, Estonia’s national carrier, was founded on 1 December 1991. Estonian Air, with head-quarters in Tallinn, provides for both business travellers and tourists direct air link from Estonia to many European cities. Altogether Estonian Air offers tickets to 160 destinations, including Estonian Air direct and its partner airlines flights.
In spring 2007 Estonian Air established a subsidiary company Estonian Air Regional which operates Estonian Air’s domestic and short-haul flights to neighbouring regions.
Estonian Air is owned by the SAS Group, the State of Estonia and the Estonian investment bank Cresco.
About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines:
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands names and hubs, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities - passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance - while maintaining their own identities
KLM serves 146 destinations in 63 countries using a modern fleet of 112 aircraft and employs 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance offering a network of 856 destinations all over the globe. In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group which further includes KLM Cityhopper, Martinair and Transavia.com.
Further information about Estonian Air:
Ilona Eskelinen, PR Director
Phone: +372 6401 178,
Further information about KLM Royal Dutch Airlines:
Joyce Veekman, Head of Mediarelations
Phone: +31 206494545.