Estonia’s national carrier Nordica is celebrating its second birthday this week. Although the airline had started operating flights a few months earlier in November 2015, its name and visual identity were revealed to the public in late March 2016, when Nordica gradually began flying with its own aircraft and crews. It is this date that the company considers its birthday.

The last two years have flown by and the company has come a long way – so much so that it is now one of the most competitive airlines in the region. Nordic Aviation Group launched operations as a virtual airline with none of its own aircraft or flight crews. Two years later, Nordica employs more than 400 people in Estonia, Denmark, the Netherlands and Lithuania and operates flights from seven bases in Northern Europe.

Jaan Tamm, the Chairman of the Management Board of Nordica, says that the progress the airline has made in the last two years has exceeded even the most ambitious forecasts. “I think what makes Nordica Nordica is the people in Estonia,” he remarked. “They more than anyone else are our most valued clients whose trust we’ve earned, and our colleagues who’ve dedicated themselves to working with us and who make it possible for us to do what we do every single day.”

There are currently 18 aircraft in Nordica’s fleet, operated by the company’s subsidiary Regional Jet. No Estonian airline has ever had as many aircraft. Flight services are being successfully exported to a number of Northern European countries, representing a completely new approach for an Estonian airline. Tamm describes Regional Jet as the beating heart of Nordica. “I’d like to thank all of my colleagues in Regional Jet – our pilots, our cabin crew, our dispatchers, our aviation specialists and everyone who does their best to keep our Estonian planes operating every day and to develop aviation here in Estonia,” he said.

This summer season Nordica is flying to 21 destinations from Tallinn. To celebrate its birthday, the airline is offering special deals to exciting destinations all over Europe.