British Airways To End Direct Flights Between Tallinn and London
In a further update from a June announcement reassuring passengers that British Airways would continue to fly between the capital of Estonia and the United Kingdom through the remainder of the year, British Airways will end direct flights between Tallinn and London in April of 2019. It is important to note that the airline first launched flights between the two cities in March of 2017, lasting a mere two years.
The airline is citing financial reasons for its decision to end flights between the two cities. According to the Tallinn airport director, Eero Pärgmäe, the airline will assist passengers in finding alternative flights or offering a full refund. The director also cited new competition as the reason why British Airways has struggled to make Tallinn a profitable route.
“In the early months of 2017, just two airlines operated six flights per week between the two capital cities. By now, in contrast, the route is served by five airlines operating 15 flights per week to London’s airports” according to Pärgmäe and ERR.ee.
This will undoubtedly cause Oneworld passengers who connect through Heathrow to reach other European destinations to reconsider their travel plans, or, reroute through another Oneworld airline all together when flying to Tallinn. To be honest, given BA’s subpar customer service, food options, and condition of their plane, it’s probably best to avoid them at all cost anyway.