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Ansip: Estonian Air doesn’t have even a plan A

BC, Tallinn, 16.01.2013.Print version
Estonian prime minister Andrus Ansip said when answering inquiries of MPs in the Riigikogu on Wednesday that the government doesn't even have plan A regarding Estonian Air and thus it cannot speak of a reserve plans that could be used when the first one fails, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

"We don’t have at the moment a very good plan A. If we don't have a plan A, there is no point of hoping that someone has a plan B, C, D and E in case plan A doesn’t come through," said Ansip.

 

"Currently the government, but primarily naturally the economy and communications ministry as well as Estonian Air as a company are working on plan A or the plan of preserving Estonian Air."

 

Public Broadcasting reported that Ansip didn’t see management mistakes as the only reason for Estonian Air's problems. "Estonian Air has never been a company that earned a proper profit. It has been rescued with different capital injections and loans during its whole existence. There have always been problems and the cause of the problem has been the smallness of our state," said Ansip.

 

He added that most likely the aviation regulations in the whole EU would have to be changed to make sure it was possible to work profitably in aviation in small states too.






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