There are 12 certified airports in Estonia. The airports in Tallinn, Tartu, Kuresaare, Kärdla and Pärnu as well as the City Hall Helicopter Field are open for international traffic.
The Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is situated just 4 km from the city centre of Tallinn, capital of Estonia and is the largest airport in terms of facilities and traffic.
The regional airports in Estonia including Tartu, Kuressaare, Kärdla and Pärnu handle both international and domestic traffic as well as seasonal charter operations.
Main Advantages of Estonian air transport:
- Of European Union capitals, Tallinn is located nearest to Asia;
- This geographical advantage gives Asian airlines an opportunity for a new, more cost-effective and competitive access to the European market;
- Long-haul flights from Asia to Tallinn, connecting flights to other European destinations;
- Shorter long-haul flight times and lower operating costs achieved by airplane 24 hour turnaround with only one aircraft rotation;
- Connecting flights to European destinations in cooperation with existing carriers in Tallinn, or establishing a subsidiary airline in Tallinn;
- EU market access with EU Open Sky Policy permits entering every European city with no restrictions.