More than a million passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in half a year

07.07.2016

In the first six months of this year, 1.02 million passengers have passed through Tallinn Airport, a 1% increase compared to last year. In June, the airport served nearly 225,000 passengers, i.e. 3% more than last year.

According to Tallinn Airport Marketing Director Eero Pärgmäe, the airport meets the objectives of the planned number of passengers set last year. “In summer, the emphasis is on holiday travels, thus increasing the number of charter passengers, which has been influenced by the unstable situation in Egypt and Turkey since the beginning of the year – but resorts in Bulgaria and Greece have become increasingly popular; flights to Croatia and Spain have also raised more interest,” noted Pärgmäe.

In June, direct flights to a resort city in Croatia, Rijeka (Nordica), Barcelona and Rome (Vueling) were launched for the summer season. Flights to the Estonian islands were restored as well. Most of the passengers flew on the Frankfurt route in June, which is offered by Lufthansa three times a day. The biggest growth in demand can be seen in the direction of Munich, where Nordica carries passengers twice a day.

In June, it was possible to directly fly to a total of 34 different destinations from Tallinn. The average occupancy rate for the scheduled flights reached 73 percent, remaining at the previous year’s level. On average, 130 flight operations (departure and landing) take place at Tallinn Airport daily.