Tallinn Airport serviced more than 210,000 passengers in October, with the total number of travellers growing by 1.7% year on year. The number of passengers on regular flights rose by 7.8%.
Marketing Director Eero Pärgmäe says that the higher number of direct connections on the Stockholm, Munich, Vilnius and Dublin routes is increasing the number of regular passengers. “There’s been a lot of good news lately for aviation in Estonia, from the announcement that British Airways will be flying to Tallinn to the strategic partnership between Nordica and LOT,” he said. “By the end of the year the number of passengers is set to remain at more or less the same level as last year, but positive developments are showing that we’ll need to be ready for even faster growth in passenger numbers in the coming years.”
The average seat occupancy rate on regular flights this October was at the same level as in October 2015, exceeding 69%. Regular flights took place during the month to 30 destinations, with an average of 6800 passengers being serviced and 115 flights being operated each day.
The largest airline in October (as it has been throughout the year as a whole) was Nordica, which has a 17% market share. This was followed by airBaltic, Ryanair, Lufthansa and Finnair, each of which has a 10-15% market share.