In January, 27,503 passengers travelled through Tallinn Airport, representing 13% of the number of passengers last January. Average seat occupancy on flights was 38%.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, the Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport, the first months of the year have always shown low demand. “The continued spread of the virus and the resulting low demand in January brought along the closure of several routes (Brussels, Milan, Oslo and Paphos) and lower frequency on several other routes. At the same time, when negotiating with the airlines, we can still see great interest and desire to open the routes as soon as possible. However, we must consider the overall epidemiological situation in Europe and the requirements and restrictions established by different countries. Likewise to previous years, we can predict today that air traffic will recover in April, when we switch to summer time schedule.”
Ensuring the security of passengers continues to be an important priority for Tallinn Airport. In January, the ACI (Airport Council International) published the results of Q4 airport service quality (ASQ) passenger survey, which showed whether and how the ongoing corona crises has influenced the opinion of passengers about the work of airports throughout the world. “I am pleased that slightly over 86% of the passengers were satisfied with the safety measures applied by Tallinn Airport. Besides the airport employees, most definitely also the health professionals of Confido deserve great gratitude and credit for this, with whose help all those, arriving in the country, could take an initial corona test immediately at the airport. In cooperation with Confido we are also offering those heading to Amsterdam a possibility to take a rapid antigen test at the airport and hopefully, in a while, we will be able to expand this service also to other departing passengers,” Pärgmäe added.
In January, altogether 1189 flight operations were carried out. The biggest market share among airlines was still held by AirBaltic, who served 28% of all passengers. The most passengers flew on the Frankfurt, Helsinki and Riga routes.
When travelling, we advise keeping the following in mind:
- Stay up to date with possible travel restrictions in your country of destination – consult the Reisi Targalt website, the ReOpen portal of the European Union, and, if necessary, contact the foreign mission of the country of destination for details.
- Register your trip at the Foreign Ministry’s Reisi Targalt website to allow the ministry to notify you of possible travel restrictions.
- If you show symptoms of illness, please postpone your trip and contact your GP.
- Obtain travel insurance and carefully read the conditions of your insurance (including for travel interruptions caused by COVID-19).
- In the country of destination, follow the instructions of local authorities and keep up to date with possible new restrictions.
- When returning from a trip, fill in the electronic passenger locator form. The form can be filled in by persons with Estonian identification code as well as foreigners arriving in the country and it can be filled at the earliest 24 hours before arriving in Estonia.
- On your return, follow the rules introduced in Estonia, monitor your health, and if you suspect you have been infected with the virus, contact your GP.
Starting from 1 September, all passengers arriving in the country via the airport can take a free initial coronavirus test at the airport (it is free for Estonian citizens, foreigners can take the test for a fee).
From 19.11.2020 to 11.01.2021, CV-Online Estonia/CV.ee conducted their traditional TOP Employer survey, ascertaining the preferences of people when choosing an employer. Tallinn Airport ranked seventh in the TOP 10 of the logistics sector.