Compared to last year, 24 per cent more passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in September
During September, over 266 thousand passengers passed through Tallinn Airport, which is 24 per cent more than during September of last year. In nine months, 18 per cent more passengers have passed through the airport, which makes over 300 thousand passengers more than during the same period last year. This year, the magical line of two million passengers was crossed at Tallinn Airport already in the early morning of October 1st; last year, the airport reached that number only on November 19th.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, the Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport, the good result of September was to some extent driven by the events related to the presidency of the European Union, but considering the total figures for the year, the number of passengers related to the presidency remains less than one tenth of the total growth, and the rest comes from the general increase in the number of business passengers and tourists.
In September, strong growth continued also for charter flights that were used by 33 per cent more passengers than during the same period last year. Next to the traditional charter flights to Antalya, Iraklion and Varna, new destinations like Tivat in Montenegro or Pula in Croatia are gaining popularity.
In September, Vueling ceased its seasonal flights between Tallinn and Barcelona for this year, but will continue those next summer. Also, the flights of Nordica to Berlin and Rijeka ceased in September. In October, regular flights shall continue to 34 destinations.