Man behind bomb threats sent to prison
Harju County Court convicted Russian activist Vladislav Pälling (33) of making bomb threats against flights from Estonia to Germany in the name of Islamic extremists last July in agreement process and sent him to prison for a period of four months yesterday.
15.03.2017, Joosep VärkPM
German planes threatened by Russian activist
The man who threatened to bomb a regular flight between Estonia and Germany in the name of Islamic extremists turns out to be a local Russian activist. Vladislav Pälling (33), known for his anti-NATO statements, is set to face trial today.
14.03.2017, Risto BerendsonT24
Naps või kaks said puhkusele lendajale saatuslikuks (7)
Augusti keskel tuli ühel sõpruskonnal lennata Hispaania linna Gironasse ilma ühe oma kaaslaseta, seda hoolimata asjaolust, et too oli end lennule registreerinud ning läbinud ka turvakontrolli. Mees tõsteti enne väljalendu ikkagi maha.
09.10.2016, Irina KablukovaPM
Drunken man's words cause bomb alert in Tallinn airport
A drunken Estonian citizen on Thursday afternoon caused a bomb alert aboard a plane at Tallinn airport when he hinted to a fellow passenger that there is a bomb on the plane.
The state to sell four enterprises
Report on enterprises under economy ministry domain prescribes privatisation of EVR Cargo, Eesti Post, Metrosert, Teede Tehnokeskus and Eesti Teed, leaving the ministry with 15 companies.
09.08.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Minister: Tallinn airport bomb threat maker knew how to make himself hard to find
Estonian Interior Minister Hanno Pevkur said that the person who made a bomb threat against Estonia-Germany flights knew how to make finding him as difficult as possible.
Brexit throws Estonia towards hurried EU presidency
Late last night, Council of the European Union announced its decision to move Estonia's presidency to an earlier term by half a year i.e. for the fall of 2017. At Government Office secretariat responsible for the presidency, work towards that end is in full swing. What, for us, will be the difference?
27.07.2016, Joosep VärkPM
Police looking into bomb threat against Estonia-Germany flights
Police presence has been beefed up in the Tallinn airport area as Estonia's Internal Security Service (ISS) is investigating a bomb threat against Estonia-Germany flights.
The short flight of Sakkov the Showman
A week ago, the new national airline Nordica issued a press release regarding board member Erik Sakkov stepping down out of own will. Meanwhile, the timing at holidays indicated careful planning.
29.06.2016, Siiri LiivaPM
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
What went wrong with Estonian Air? Everything
All four strategies for saving Estonian Air from bankruptcy burned taxpayer money as they contradicted each other and nobody ever analysed their results, says National Audit office report.
25.05.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
National Audit Office: government pumped money into Estonian Air hurriedly and superficially
National Audit Office says the European Commission decision regarding Estonian state having supported national airline AS Estonian Air with €84.9m in violation of EU rules could have been avoided, had the government followed the principles of State Assets Act and asked if giving money and loans to Estonian Air was purposeful, expedient, economical and lawful.
24.05.2016, Liis KängseppPM
«Old mother Kunks» rings bell at other end of world
In Russia's Far East, the fervent lovefor home in Old mother Kunks aka Kunksmoor created by novelist Aino Pervik proved so actual as to make the local Vladivostok puppet theatre premiere it this past Saturday.
23.05.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluT24
Avies põhjustab reisijatele siiani probleeme
Kuigi Eesti lennufirma Avies pidi peatama lennud juba 1. aprillil, on Postimehele teada vahejuhtum eelmisest nädalast, kus Rootsist ostetud piletiga Stockholmi lennata soovinud reisija sai alles Tallinna lennujaamas teada, et Avies enam ei lenda.
12.05.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Editorial: a real reform? Really?
In Estonia, the public is rather accustomed to reforms for outward show while serious political decisions are avoided. The more remarkable that the state enterprises ownership policy overhaul, though rather generally described in coalition treaty, has in a year developed some content and by what is known looks rather credible and prudent.
Economy minister to merge administration of railway and harbour
Six state transport companies, Port of Tallinn and Estonian Railways being the biggest, will be merged into a consortium, if government gives blessing to plan at end of April.
22.04.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
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.
Raivo Susi feels like FSB hostage
One version why aviation businessman Raivo Susi in talks with Russian national arms seller Rosoboroneksport was arrested sounds quite banal: FSB is accusing him in espionage just to swap him for some of their agents jailed in Estonia. In his letter to Postimees, Mr Susi says he is incline to believe that himself.
17.03.2016, Jaanus PiirsaluPM
Jüri Luik: Lennart Meri's legacy
Lennart Meri as President is beginning to fade. Meanwhile, a man like him would be badly needed in Estonia and Europe alike in these days of the refugee drama, writes diplomat Jüri Luik on the tenth death anniversary of our great statesman.
14.03.2016, Jüri LuikPM
Fog disturbed traffic at Tallinn airport
Air traffic in Tallinn airport was disturbed by fog.
Police to scrutinize all students from Bangladesh
Police suspects a number of students from Bangladesh in misuse of Estonian residence permits issued for studies and is therefore going to check all residence permits and visas.
29.02.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Foreign students suspected in far-flung fraud
These past few months have yielded 22 cases of foreign students falsifying assessment decisions by Estonian academic recognition agency (ENIC/NARIC) to use these for enrolling in our universities. The cheats hailed from Western Africa and used services by local representatives.
19.02.2016, Oliver Kund
Tallinna lennujaam sai väärika tunnustuse osaliseks
AS Tallinna Lennujaama sai eile õhtul Eesti lennunduse möödunud aasta märkimisväärseima teo laureaadi tiitli.
13.11.2015, Maiken MägiPM
Nordic Aviation mounts up with wings of Slovenes
Held at economy ministry Saturday afternoon, the end-of-Estonian Air press conference was curt and business-like, to-the-point and free from the feeling of a funeral. The event held in the evening at Tallinn Airport to present the fresh and aspiring Estonian national airline Nordic Aviation Group was altogether other than: the atmosphere was festive, coffee and buns straight out of oven, and lion's share of the 24 of new staff present with tired yet happy and hopeful faces sporting a blue T-shirt enthusing that «Flights are Happening».
09.11.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
European Commission's decision on state aid to Estonian Air is negative
According to information that has been officially confirmed, the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition ruled on Friday that state aid to Estonian Air was not legal and the airline has to pay the money back to the state.
Why President Meri held press conference in airport toilet
Tadahiko Yoshino-san knows the total and detailed background to «toilet conference» once held by President Lennart Meri.
30.10.2015, Riina LuikPM
International airport idea near Narva faces Russia fear headwinds
Citing security concerns, interior ministry hesitates to award border and customs control operations to the tiny Olgina Airfield near Narva which wishes to receive private planes flown by Russia's rich.
14.10.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Wanted: cool name for Estonian Air
Estonian Air will be binned as trademark even if company gets green light by European competition authority to continue being pardoned the massive state aid as national airline.
09.10.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Vueling to launch Tallinn-Rome route next summer
The Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling is to launch flights between Estonian capital city Tallinn and the Fiumicino Airport of Rome next summer.
Stock exchange listing mulled for new flag carrier of Estonia
Should European Commission declare state aid for Estonian Air unlawful, pilots and cabin crews of flag carrier will be invited into a new national airline.
16.09.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Government discusses bundling transport firms under single holding company
Today, government of Estonia discusses consolidation of infrastructure enterprises i.e. whether firms providing port, railway and airport services could be united under one holding company. The plan is to provide a solid partner for the transit sector and boost control over state enterprises.
03.09.2015, Kadri HansaluE24
Vaata, kes kandideerivad aasta ettevõtlusauhindadele
Žürii valis välja Ettevõtluse Arendamise Sihtasutuse (EAS) poolt välja antava Ettevõtluse Auhinna nominendid. Viie kategooria parimad ettevõtted kuulutatakse välja 8. oktoobril toimuval pidulikul auhinnagalal.
01.09.2015, Marge TubalkainPM
Cops cuss traffic offender, get fired
Having flung curse words at a traffic offender who provoked them by insults, veteran police patrol officers get sacked that very day.
31.08.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
Sister and brother battle bother on border
A daily task for Estonia's border guards is phone calls to parents from airport to check if it's okay for their kids to leave the country - the mom and dad have forgotten to «attach» a letter of permission. But even that may not suffice, as a paper acceptable in Estonia may spell suspicion in child abduction to an adult escort elsewhere.
14.08.2015, Oliver KundPM
Sõõrumaa seeks to snatch Tallinn Airport security from G4S
On Friday, USS Security agreed with international aviation security provider ICTS to establish a joint company aimed at winning the contest for security of Tallinn Airport opened this coming Wednesday.
08.06.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaT24
Kümmekond tööandjat reservõppustele minejaid ei nöögi
Kaitseväele on teada kümme tööandjat, kes toetavad suurõppuse Siili ajal palgavahe kompenseerimise või palga säilitamisega oma reservväelastest töötajaid.
04.05.2015, Hanneli RudiPM
Private pilots want to keep Estonian as radio communication language
The chairman of the Estonian Private Pilots Association, Raul Reap, hopes that a constructive dialogue will take place between the aviation sector and the government in the future and that the Estonian language will not disappear from radio communications.
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.
Former Russian minister blocked from entering Estonia
This Sunday at Tallinn Airport, border guards blocked entry into Estonia by former Russian minister for nationalities, academician Valery Tishkov – a man under prohibition to enter by Ministry of the Interior. Mr Tishkov (72) was scheduled to speak yesterday at an event organised by media club Impressum on «National relations and conflicts in mirror of politics».
Era of drone freedom is over
Today, Estonian Civil Aviation Administration enforced rules regarding where and how high unmanned aircraft may be flown over our land. The rules are aimed at avoiding accidents. In times that lie ahead, done pilots may come under police surveillance.
02.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
Paet to Obama: steps by USA serve as example to rest of NATO
At Tallinn Airport early in the morning to greet the US President Barack Obama, Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet said activities by the USA in guaranteeing security serve as an example to many other NATO member states.
03.09.2014, Merike TederPM
In Tallinn, arrangements underway for arrival of Obama
Yesterday morning, a transport aircraft of US Air Forces touched down on Tallinn Airport with equipment on board for the visit by President of the United States Barack Obama – including a Sikorsky helicopter.
During Obama visit, the wise will walk
Better not take a car to Tallinn city centre next Wednesday.
28.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Passenger plane damaged at Tallinn landing
Today, the tail of a Smartlynx Airbus 320 plane ES-SAL coming in from Bulgaria touched down at Tallinn Airport landing strip before wheels ever reached the ground, said Public Broadcasting (ERR). None on board was hurt.
Tallinna Lennujaama kasum kasvas mullu 36 protsenti 5 miljoni euroni
Riigile kuuluva AS-i Tallinna Lennujaam müügikäive kasvas 2013. aastal 3 protsenti 30,3 miljoni euroni ja kasum 36 protsenti 5 miljoni euroni.
Kallas «leaving as one who didn’t succeed»
Postimees secures interview with Siim Kallas, the almost-prime-minister-to-be, at Tallinn airport just before the EU commissioner enters airplane.
13.03.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Estonian Air sells its main building to Tallinn Airport for EUR 7.5 mln
Estonian Air on Thursday sold its main building to another state-owned company, Tallinn Airport, for 7.5 million euros.
Cargo Plane Goes Off Tarmac, Tallinn Air Traffic Partially Halted (6 pictures)
An operation is underway to extricate a cargo plane from soft ground at Tallinn Airport after one of the plane's wheels veered off the pavement during taxiing following a normal landing at noon on Friday, ERR News reported.
Estonian union sees layoffs at airport as potential safety risk
The air transport section of the Estonian Transport Trade Union on Friday sent a memorandum to the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration to find out what impact the large scale redundancies planned at the Tallinn airport ground handling operator AS Tallinn Airport GH will have on safety.