In the first month of the year, over 213,000 passengers travelled through Tallinn Airport, being 4.1% more than in January of the last year.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, the Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport, the passengers could fly from Tallinn Airport to 28 direct destinations in January, while last year, the number of destinations was 26. “In a year-on-year comparison, the most passengers were added to the Berlin and Brussels routes; also, the number of passengers increased due to new routes such as Kutaisi, Minsk and Salzburg. But also, due to added frequency of flights to Warsaw and Kiev,” Pärgmäe stated.
The number of passengers dropped primarily due to the decreased frequency on London, Milano and Vilnius routes.
The number of charter passengers grow 18 per cent in January. The passengers travelled mainly to Egypt and the Canary Islands, being characteristic to the season.
The biggest carrier was AirBaltic, followed by Ryanair and LOT. The total share of travellers using the services of low-cost airlines was slightly above one-fifth. Altogether 13 airlines made regular flights.