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Ceased operations2008
Parent companyEnimex Limited
HeadquartersTallinn, Estonia

Enimex was an airline based in Tallinn, Estonia. It operated cargo and passenger charter flights, and wet lease operations worldwide, its main base was Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.[1]


Antonov An-72 of Enimex at Euroairport in 2001.

The airline was established and started operations on 26 September 1994.[1] In March 2006, Estonia's Civil Aviation Administration cancelled the Enimex licence for passenger flights. Enimex's Antonov An-72 aircraft had been used for scheduled passenger flights in Finland, but were regarded by the authorities as not intended for passengers; the passenger licence had apparently been granted by Estonian authorities "by mistake", but it had not been cancelled before, because the planes had not been used for scheduled passenger flights. As a result, Soder Airlines had to cancel its flights to Finnish Lapland because the plane operated by Enimex was also denied permission to carry passengers by the Finnish Civil Aviation Authority.[2]


The all white Enimex livery of Antonov An-72 ES-NOG.

During its existence Enimex operated following aircraft:[1]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 29 November 1999 − Antonov An-28 ES-NOF on cargo flight from Oslo to Budapest with a stop at Szczecin crashlanded on a field in Poland. No fatalities, but the airframe was written off.[3]
  • 23 November 2001 − ELK Airways flight 1007 operated by Enimex the Antonov AN-28 ES-NOV on the attempt to land on Kärdla Airport in bad weather crashed into trees about 1.5 km from the Airport. Of the 14 passengers and 3 crew on board, 2 passengers were killed; the investigation determined that the cause of the accident was pilot error. After a 9-year trial a case was closed due to lack of public interest.[4]
  • 21 April 2002 – Antonov An-72 ES-NOP of Enimex was damaged in a hard landing at Wamena, Indonesia; a minor fire broke out. Due to the dead battery of the fire truck some firefighters ran to the accident scene with hand-held fire extinguishers. After 20 minutes the truck's battery was charged, but the aircraft had to be written-off. There were no fatalities.[5]
  • 10 February 2003 − Antonov AN-28 ES-NOY on a regular cargo flight from Tallinn to Helsinki, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tallinn's Lennart Meri Airport. The aircraft came to rest about 300 meters from the runway. Two of the three crew members on board were killed.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c Flight International 3 April 2007
  2. ^ Helsingin Sanomat Archived 2007-05-26 at the Wayback Machine 14 March 2006
  3. ^ aviation-safety.net. "Accident description". Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  4. ^ <http://eesti.info/uudised/uudis.php?uudis=Hiiumaa_lennu%F5nnetus_kellelegi_kriminaalkaristust_kaasa_ei_toonud&uid=1178803/>
  5. ^ Accident description AN-72 ES-NOP. Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  6. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Antonov 28 ES-NOY Tallinn-Ulemiste Airport (TLL)". Aviation Safety Network. Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  7. ^ Peterson, Toomas. "Lennuõnnetus Tallinna lennuväljal". Lennuamet (in Estonian). Lennuamet. Retrieved 1 January 2014.

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