More than 180,000 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in April, which is 3% more than in April 2015. 90% of flights departed on time.
According to Marketing Director Eero Pärgmäe, the end of March marked the start of the significantly busier summer flight schedule, with the number of regular passengers increasing by almost 12,000 or 7.6% in April year on year. “An interesting market situation has developed at Tallinn Airport since Estonian Air went out of business, with competition for passengers increasing by the day,” he said “Passengers stand to gain a lot from this increase in competition, as it leads to lot of travel campaigns and special offers.”
Ryanair has resumed summer-season flights to Girona, Bremen and Dublin. Nordica has launched flights to Split and Nice and added extra flights to Munich, with two departures per day. Compared to the winter schedule, flights have also been added to year-round routes: Helsinki, Riga, Frankfurt, Kyiv, Vilnius and Warsaw.
The airline that served the most passengers in April was airBaltic, but Nordica holds the biggest market share for the year to date. The market shares of the six largest airlines are all in the range of 10-14%, accounting for 75% of total passenger numbers. Regular flights to Kuressaare and Kärdla have been temporarily halted due to the suspension of Avies Airlines’ operating rights.
In April it was possible to fly to 26 destinations from Tallinn Airport, with the Estonian airline Nordica operating 15 of these routes. The average occupancy of regular flights was 67%.