Posts tagged as Tallinn

Tallinn Airport’s July passenger numbers grow over 3-fold m-o-m

Thursday, August 6, 2020

In July, 75,682 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport, which is approximately 24% of the volume of passengers in July last year; however, the number of passengers more than tripled compared to June 2020. “In the last two months, the number of destinations has increased significantly, offering people the opportunity to fly for both holidays and business trips. In July, flights to Warsaw, Milan, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh and Dublin were resumed,” Riivo…

Baltic and German Foreign Ministers meet in Tallinn

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

On 20 July 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the annual meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic States and Germany in a “3 1” format, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu; the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius; and the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas. At the meeting in Talinn, the Ministers were…

Tallinn hosts smaller than usual Baltic Pride march

Monday, June 29, 2020

Baltic Pride was not as big as usual this year, but included a small march in the Estonian capital. Baltic Pride is an annual LGBT festival rotating among the three Baltic capitals. Estonia’s Tallinn hosted this year’s celebrations, which had to be scaled down and and most events moved online due to the coronavirus. A small pride parade took place on Saturday, according to Estonia’s public broadcaster ERR. It was…

AirBaltic resumes Vilnius–Tallinn flights

Monday, May 25, 2020

Latvian airline AirBaltic is resuming Vilnius–Tallinn flights on Monday. The first plane is scheduled to land in Vilnius at 19:00 and depart to Tallinn at 21:10. On May, the Lithuanian government also allowed AirBaltic to resume flights to Norway, while Germany’s Lufthansa has recently resumed its Vilnius–Frankfurt flights and AirBaltic has also relaunched flights to Riga. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius previously the Cabinet that flights from Vilnius to Oslo would…

Estonian police call of search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search of two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…

Estonian police call off search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search for two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…

Tallinn provides free public transport for 420,000 people

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Tallinn is the largest city to offer free public transport so far. It has a population of 420,000, with a transport network consisting of five tram lines, eight trolley bus lines and 57 bus routes. Allan Alaküla, head of Tallinn’s EU office in Brussels, says public transport was made free in the city because of “social urgency”. “Ticket costs became a major concern for public transport users in 2010 and…

Tallinn implements new traffic light management system, disruption expected

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tallinn authorities have started an overhaul of the city’s traffic lights management system, likely to cause disruption and delays through to its completion in December. The new system, from Swarco Omnia, is to replace the current Omnivue tech, with software already installed at Tallinn’s traffic control center as part of the Reidi Road procurement, according to daily Eesti Päevaleht (link in Estonian). Talvo Rüütelmaa, Deputy Head of Tallinn Transport Department…

Tallinn church organist to play at 18 Masses over Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmastime is here, and churches across Estonia are busy. In addition to church services, bigger churches are also playing host to several holiday concerts. Mari Järvi, the organist at the Catholic Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral (Peeter-Pauli katedraal) in Tallinn, is to play the organ at a total of 18 Masses during the holidays. There was a half-hour break in the schedule between the Polish- and Estonian-language Masses at Sts.…

Tallinn City Government is looking at replacing fireworks with laser shows and light installations

Monday, December 16, 2019

Tallinn’s annual new year’s fireworks may become a thing of the past, according to a report on the Russian-language version of ETV current affairs show Aktuaalne kaamera. While a fireworks display run by the city, usually held in Vabaduse väljak, looks likely for the upcoming changover to 2020, the city government has not ruled completely ruled out cancelling fireworks even for this event either, the report said, and the city…