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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 19.08.2019, 22:32

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Estonia: Elron to buy dual system electric trains instead of hybrid trains

Estonia: Elron to buy dual system electric trains instead of hybrid trains

19.08.2019

AS Eesti Liinirongid, the state-owed Estonian passenger train company operating under the Elron brand, is in great probability about to acquire new trains capable us using two power supply systems instead of diesel-electric hybrid trains, according the news portal of public broadcaster ERR information reported LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Estonia, Good for Business, Railways, Tourism, Transport



Court orders Novatours to pay ex-CEO of Estonian branch over EUR 183,000

Court orders Novatours to pay ex-CEO of Estonian branch over EUR 183,000

19.08.2019

The Harju County Court has satisfied a claim by Andree Uustal, former CEO of Novatours' Estonian branch, against the travel company, and ordered the latter to pay Uustal 183,000 euros for unpaid remuneration, holiday allowance and compensatory interest, informed LETA/BNS.

airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

19.08.2019

Latvian airline airBaltic in July 2019 has transported 578 340 passengers or 28% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East, informed airBaltic representative.


Estonian competition watchdog prohibits merger of Estravel, Wris

Estonian competition watchdog prohibits merger of Estravel, Wris

19.08.2019

The Estonian Competition Authority has prohibited travel services group Estravel from acquiring a majority holding in the Wris travel agency, сообщает LETA/BNS.

Latvia: In the 2nd quarter, significant upturn in the number of tourists from Spain

Latvia: In the 2nd quarter, significant upturn in the number of tourists from Spain

15.08.2019

Latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 781.1 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2019, which is 1.1% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2018.


15.08.2019

Lithuania's Novaturas turnover up 1% to EUR 99.8 mln

Novaturas, one of the largest tour operators in the Baltic states, posted 99.8 mln euros in revenue in the first seven months of this year, up 1% from the same period last year, informed LETA/BNS.

12.08.2019

SmartLynx Airlines plans to invest EUR 5 mln in Canada Jetlines startup

SmartLynx Airlines in Canada signed an agreement on a EUR 5 million investment in Canada Jetlines startup in order to solve seasonality problems, said SmartLynx Airlines board member Zygimantas Surintas in an interview with LETA.

12.08.2019

Number of flights in Lithuania's airspace up 1.2% to 27,400

The total number of flights in Lithuania's airspace rose 1.2 % to 27,400 in July y-o-y, reported LETA/BNS.

09.08.2019

Lines might form at Terehova border crossing point

Lines might form at Latvian-Russian border crossing point in Terehova due to renovation works, the State Border Guard informed LETA.

09.08.2019

Estonia: The number of visitors from Finland was the lowest of recent years in the second quarter

Tourists from Finland were one third of all visitors, but the number of them was down. Foreign tourists spent 420 mln euros in Estonia while Estonian residents spent 300 mln euros abroad. The number of visits by tourists from Estonia to Ukraine rose notably, informed Bank of Estonia.

08.08.2019

airBaltic Rolls Out Special Lithuanian Airbus A220-300 Livery

Due to the growing demand of airBaltic services in Lithuania airBaltic has created a special livery of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft dedicated to Lithuania. Now airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft registered as YL-CSK is carrying the colours of the Lithuanian flag and the name of its capital – Vilnius, airBaltic`s representative informed BC.

07.08.2019

Estonia: In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, a total of 407,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 9% more than in June 2018. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

07.08.2019

Estonia: Saaremaa rural municipality seeking to relaunch Montu-Ventspils ferry route

The rural municipality of Saaremaa on Tuesday decided that it will start negotiations with the company Kihnu Veeteed regarding the relaunching of the Montu-Ventspils ferry route between Estonia and Latvia, according the Estonian public broadcaster ERR information reported LETA/BNS.

06.08.2019

Estonia's Bolt launches scooter service in Lithuania's Kaunas

Bolt, the Estonian ride-hailing platform and unicorn formerly known as Taxify, launched its electric scooter rent service in Lithuania's second-largest city of Kaunas, reported LETA/BNS.

05.08.2019

Launch of Wizz Air service on Estonia-Georgia route postponed until September

The Hungarian budget carrier Wizz Air, which was to start operating flights between Tallinn and the western Georgian city of Kutaisi from Aug. 4, will instead launch the service in September, informed LETA/BNS.

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