€17 million to buy railroad for a decade
While even Pärnu County local government heads deem it senseless to spend €17 million on emergency repairs of a stretch of railroad, the economy ministry's plan is serious.
18.04.2017, Tiina KaukverePM
Number of passengers traveling from Finland to Estonia, Sweden on same level for 1st time
In the first half of the year the number of ship passengers who traveled between Estonia and Finland for the first time reached the same level as the number of passengers who traveled between Finland and Sweden.
Bus drivers already offered Finnish language courses
Among the Superbus staff forced to find a new job, bus driver Vladimir Gorbatovski has only good to say about the employer and is saddened indeed to see the cooperation ending.
26.07.2016, Cätriin VuksPM
Editorial: the vociferous surrender of Superbus
«We had big plans in Estonia but regrettably we cannot carry them out,» owner of SuperBus.com trademark Bus Transport Holding OÜ announced at end of last week.
Nordica foresees €15m of loss
The new national airline Nordica is expecting a €15m loss for first financial year, caused by high starting costs.
17.06.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Road Administration repents in dust and ashes
For Road Administration, scheming by bus companies with phantom stops was an unpleasant surprise. In near future, they intend to alter the rules.
13.06.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Phantom stops forced by state on bus companies
No longer do the new Lux Express buses speed straight from Tallinn to Tartu. Rather, they do stops in places where probability of picking someone up is next to nothing. The phantom stops have been enforced by the state.
13.06.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
An airline that is not
Eager to enter aviation biz yet missing the permit to fly? No problem, go ahead as exemplified by our own Nordica or NewLeaf of Canada.
06.06.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Editorial: don't pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side ...
...And then the ferryman said,There is trouble ahead, So you must pay me now (don't do it), You must pay me now (don't do it), And still that voice came from beyond, Whatever you do, Don't pay the ferryman, Don't even fix a price, Don't pay the ferryman, Until he gets you to the other side.
-Chris de Burgh
Small towns in race for ferry link to Kotka
As international passengers grow exceedingly numerous, businessmen Tiit Vähi in Sillamäe and Einar Vallbaum in Kunda are in earnest competition for ship line to Kotka, a coastal city in Finland.
09.05.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Cruise ship season to open at Port of Tallinn on Wednesday
The cruise ship season is to kick off at the Port of Tallinn on Wednesday when MSC Musica is to call at the Old Port.
Nordica becomes biggest carrier in Tallinn airport
The Tallinn airport in March served more than 158,000 passengers which is 3 percent more than in the same month a year ago and Nordica became the biggest operator.
Estonian co planning commercial ekranoplan route between Tallinn, Helsinki
Sea Wolf Express, an Estonian company founded last summer, is about to buy an air-cushion vehicle using the ekranoplan, or ground effect technology from a Russian manufacturer and put it into service between Tallinn and Helsinki in September.
Incoming helmsman believes Port of Tallinn not steeped in corruption
To boost competitiveness, the port and Estonian Railways will need to operate as a cluster or holding corporation says Valdo Kalm yesterday elected as Port of Tallinn CEO.
15.01.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Greedy driver may spell village folks with no bus
Is this the Soviet past, or the too low wages? Whatever the case, Road Administration is troubled to find that some bus drivers put part of ticket money in personal pant pockets.
10.11.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Ferry queues are here to stay
Up to five hours of waiting to get on ferryboats at Kuivastu and Virtsu ports on popular travel days - the new normal for folks headed to Saaremaa, this summer and in all likelihood also the next.
13.08.2015, Aivar ÕepaPM
Estonian Air's passenger numbers grow 17.8 pct in July
Estonian Air had 65,643 passengers in July of whom 62,261 flew on regular flights, which marks a year-on-year increase of 18.4 percent.
Tallinn-Moscow train route to be temporarily closed
Since the Russian Railways subsidiary Federalnaya Passazhirskaya Kompaniya (FPK) has not yet made the decision about taking over the Tallinn-Moscow passenger operation and current operator Gorail will stop operating the route on Monday, the route must be temporarily closed, Estonian Railways said.
Estonian Air admits inferior quality of substitute planes
Due to seasonally tight schedules, Estonian Air has temporarily switched to propeller-driven aircraft of lower quality while asking same money for tickets.
22.04.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Estonian woman dies in tourist bus accident in Turkey
A bus carrying Estonians was in an accident in Turkey's southwestern Antalya Province on Sunday afternoon and one Estonian woman died, spokesperson for the German tourist company Tom-Travel, Maggie Schubert, told BNS.
30.03.2015, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Editorial: rarely, but happen it does
In Europe at least, flying has felt like a super safe thing to do for a long while. Occasionally, we do read the news about accidents with casualties, but usually «where we are not» or where we travel seldom – Asia, Africa, or Russia, to look closer. In European Union, we have flight safety rules in place, the surveillance does function, and moving about the continent by plane has long ceased to seem like an adventure.
Sweden severs contracts with Estonian air carrier
At the beginning of March, Swedish transport agency terminated three service agreements with Estonian air carrier Avies and will not be entering any new ones.
10.03.2015, Aivar ÕepaPM
Estonian Air carried 0.4 pct more passengers in 2014
Estonian Air carried 553,147 passengers during 2014, marking an increase of 0.4 percent over the preceding year when passengers carried by planes of the state-owned airline numbered 551,169.
Meet Moonika – premiere next year, in Tallinn
The fist of 20 Tallinn trams Made in Spain was christened Moonika. Come 2015, she will be seen doing her test drives around town. Hopefully, February will see passengers hop aboard.
19.12.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Tallink Grupp to order LNG powered ship for Tallinn-Helsinki route
The listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku have signed a letter of intent on the construction of a new passenger ferry using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for the Tallinn-Helsinki route.
Estonian ministry, Port of Tallinn sign ferry service contract
Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo and the state-held Port of Tallinn signed on Thursday a contract on operating passenger ferries on the Rohukula-Heltermaa and Kuivastu-Virtsu routes connecting Estonia's large western islands with the mainland.
Estonian Air again eager to spread wings
Flagship is gearing up to entertain passengers. Water will flow without cost and what’s more: we smell free coffee and candy.
13.11.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
State weighs takeover of eastbound trains
«By December 1st GoRail will have decided whether we continue selling tickets to Moscow and St Petersburg lines after January 13th or not,» said SEO Jüri Etverk. «Passengers need not worry as all tickets sold to them are valid.»
05.11.2014, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Tallink guys buy national airline
Infortar, majority owner of Tallink – the mightiest ship firm on Baltic Sea – will obtain main chunk of Estonian Air next spring should European Commission pronounce the near €25m of state aid granted the airline as lawful.
30.10.2014, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Elron ponders buying extra trains
Explosive increase of passengers has Elron thinking of adding to its train fleet – impossible, though, without state support.
24.10.2014, Hanneli RudiPM
Elron CEO says new trains or wagons would eliminate problem of crowding
The main solution to overcrowding on passenger trains during peak hours would be increasing the fleet of trains, and whether the solution lies in the acquisition of new trains or wagons must be shown by an analysis to be conducted by Elron and the government as the party that places the order for public transport service, the CEO of Elron says.
Jan-Sept freight flows of Port of Tallinn up 6.4 pct on year
Ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn handled 2.1 million tons of goods in September, 6.4 percent more than a year earlier, while the volume of goods handled in the first nine months of 2014 has remained on last year's level, exceeding 21.5 million tons.
Palo beckons failed ferry firms to her table
Economy and communications ministry is set to continue main islands ferry connection talks with up-to-now failed Vjatšeslav Leedo owned Väinamere Liinid and state enterprise Port of Tallinn.
25.09.2014, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Estonia will temporarily restore border check on internal borders
In connection with the visit of Mr Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, Estonia will temporarily restore border check on internal borders.
Estonian Air plane luckily lands on flat tyre
At 8:24 pm yesterday, Estonian Air flight OV473 featuring a torn tyre performed precautionary landing in Tallinn.
15.08.2014, Toomas RandloPM
Elron chief: leaving people behind justified
Train driver and conductor decide when some shall be denied entry, so as to avoid overloading the vehicle.
22.04.2014, Hanneli RudiPM
Tourists illegally taken to Northern Cyprus
In case of accidents, Estonian tourists in Northern Cyprus will be unprotected and without consular assistance.
09.04.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
Last year the carriage of passengers increased in urban transport
According to Statistics Estonia, in 2013, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises and passenger turnover increased 8% and 2%, respectively. Freight volume increased 1% in tonnes, but fell 10% in tonne-kilometres.
Viljandi to Tallinn, under two hours
In schedule published today, the train company Elron pledges to launch extra trains starting June 1st. At that, a fresh Viljandi express will be transporting travellers to Tallinn in less than two hours.
13.03.2014, Hanneli RudiPM
Tallink's August passenger numbers remain on same level on year
The listed Estonian shipper AS Tallink Grupp carried 930,346 passengers in August, marking an increase of 0.1 percent from the corresponding month a year ago.
Tallinn Airport sees passenger numbers down 11.4 pct on year in June
Tallinn Airport served 199,828 passengers in June, 11.4 percent less than the year before.