EU requirements are forcing Estonian Air to cancel their flights


Estonian Air has suspended all scheduled flights, since the EU Competition Commission found that the Estonian airline illegally received state aid.

Image showing an Estonias Air aircraft on the runway.

EU Competition Commission has announced that Estonian Air, which is based in Estonia and partly owned by SAS, has received unlawful state aid which has distorted competition.

The Competition Commission requires that Estonian Air refunds the total sum of 85 million euros. As a consequence, Estonian Air has cancelled all scheduled departures from 8 November.

According to the airline flight tickets dated November 8 to 10 will be rerouted to replacement flights, while the cost of subsequent trips will be refunded.

Update: Estonian Air filed for bankruptcy November 7, 2015.