Posts tagged as Helsinki

Tartu-Helsinki flights may restart in spring 2022

Friday, September 17, 2021

Flights between Finland and Estonia’s second largest city Tartu are expected to restart in spring 2022, although no firm agreement is in place yet. Flights between Helsinki and Tartu have been suspended since spring 2020 due to coronavirus but there is new hope the flight path will reopen next year. Two weeks ago, Tartu City Government and Finnair met to discuss the issue. Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas said both…

Tallinn hoping for return of Finnish tourists this summer

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tallinn hopes tourists can be attracted to the city this summer and is working in cooperation with Helsinki. Tallinn is the biggest tourist attraction in Estonia but with the unreliable coronavirus situation companies are unsure how to make plans for the upcoming summer season. Tallinn City Government is currently considering how justified it is to spend taxpayers’ money on entertainment at all, Deputy Mayor Aivar Riisalu told ERR. He said…

Stockmann to sell buildings in Tallinn, Riga and Helsinki

Monday, December 14, 2020

Finnish department store Stockmann said on Monday it will sell its buildings in Tallinn, Riga and Helsinki as part of a reorganization plan. On Monday, Stockmann’s reorganization adviser Jyrki Tähtinen sent a proposal to the Helsinki Court. It shows that the department store is more than €60 million in debt. The firm will continue operations as a tenant in the sold-off properties, as well as online. It was announced earlier…

airBaltic to resume flights to Helsinki, Munich and Berlin

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

National airline airBaltic has received permission from the Ministry of Transport to reestablish more flights, the company reported in a news release on May 19. Direct flights will resume from Riga to Helsinki and Munich as of Monday, May 25, and to Berlin as of June 1. “Now we are returning with a certain goal of maintaining our position in the region,” said Martins Gauss, CEO of airBaltic. Gauss stressed…

Helsinki invites ‘speedy experiments’ to help clean-up Baltic Sea

Monday, February 24, 2020

Companies, start-ups and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge. The City of Helsinki has donated €50,000 to Baltic Sea protection, for use in the new Baltic Sea Challenge (BSC) campaign to help prevent plastic waste. It will help the BSC network fund between three and five ideas for one- to six-month “speedy experiments” that contain…

Additional flight to Helsinki planned from Tartu Airport

Monday, February 17, 2020

Plans are being discussed to add an additional flight from Tartu Aiport to Helsinki at a more convenient time, but there is little interest in restarting departures to Riga, the Mayor of Tartu said. Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klass said it is seen as a priority for Finnair to add new flights to the route and the city could help support this. “To have another trip would open up new…

Estonia: Public transport cards to become usable both in Tallinn, Helsinki in 2021

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kolvart and Deputy mayor of Helsinki Anni Sinnemaki concluded at a meeting held in Helsinki on Tuesday that the capital cities of Estonia and Finland should coordinate their efforts and develop a shared public transport ticketing system, according to the Postimees information reports LETA/BNS. “Interactions between our cities’ residents are becoming increasingly intense, from closer business operations to visiting a doctor in the other city,” the deputy mayor of…

Helsinki’s Backing of Tunnel to Estonia Gives New Impetus to Rail Baltica Plan

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Moscow has long opposed Rail Baltica, the plan to build a European-gage rail network between Tallinn and Warsaw, arguing that the size of the economies of the Baltic countries will mean that such a line would never carry sufficient cargo and passengers to make it worthwhile. But now that Finland has said it will participate in the project by helping to build a tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn and that…

Estonian parlt committee members to meet with European counterparts in Helsinki

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Members of the foreign affairs committee and national defense committee of the Estonian parliament are taking part in a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) conference in Helsinki on Thursday and Friday. Marko Mihkelson, head of the delegation and deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee, said that the EU Foreign and Security Policy has reached a crucial breaking point. “Europeans must decide…

Waves, wind and warm weather help break up Baltic Sea fuel spill

Monday, August 19, 2019

A fuel spill off the coast of Helsinki is breaking up, as favourable weather conditions help rescue crews with their work. The spill was discovered on Sunday evening and covered the sea around Ullanlinna and Kaivopuisto, off the southern coast of the capital. Efforts to locate the source of the spill and the initial cleanup operation were hampered by darkness but on Monday morning rescue crews from Helsinki, plus the…