In May, 54,889 passengers travelled through Tallinn Airport, being the highest monthly number of passengers served over the last 9 months. Average seat occupancy on regular flights was 46%.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, the Head of Commercial Area at Tallinn Airport, a so-called accumulated demand can be seen in the holiday travel segment. “Figuratively speaking, it seems as if flying is behind a dam and is unleashed fast after the restrictions are eased. Generally, the companies are doing well in pre-selling holiday routes, because, in fact, people want to travel again. This is demonstrated also by the recent decisions of airlines, which focus especially on opening the holiday routes and this is done at a significantly shorter notice than usual.” Pärgmäe added that many European countries have either already eased restrictions or are going to do it soon, which most definitely increases confidence and simplifies travelling. “Vaccination, of course, plays a very important role in the recovery of travelling, and also vaccine passports and other possible solutions that facilitate cross-border movement will become important.”
In May, the flight schedule was supplemented with flights to Paphos (Ryanair), Paris and Munich (airBaltic), Athens (Aegean Airlines) and Kharkiv (Wizzair). There were single flights also to Brussels and Moscow. As a new carrier, Nyxair (in cooperation with Diamond Shy) started to operate on the Helsinki route. Initially, there will be three weekly connections with a 34-seater Saab340-type aircraft. Altogether, there were regular flights to 24 different destinations in May.
In May, also charter flights began to Antalya, Heraklion and Rhodes. Nearly one-third of all passengers of the Tallinn Airport used charter flights.
In May, a total of 1881 flight operations were carried out, being an average of 60 landings and take-offs per day.
In five months, 185,581 passengers have passed the airport and 7301 flight operations have been carried out.