In October, more than 184 thousand passengers passed Tallinn Airport, being the highest monthly number of passengers served since the beginning of the corona pandemic, making 58% of the pre-crisis level. Average seat occupancy on regular flights was 68%.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, the Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport, this is a better-than-expected result, which confirms people’s desire to travel. “I am pleased to see that the people still want to travel, experience new places and collect positive emotions. We, at the airport, can only be happy about this and will continue to work to provide passengers with a diverse flight schedule and an excellent level of service throughout the year,” Pärgmäe said
“We are also pleased that passengers’ awareness of various prevention and safety measures has increased and the rules, including the obligation to wear a mask in the passenger terminal, are being followed more and more.” In addition, Pärgmäe emphasized that it is definitely easier for vaccinated people to travel and the self-confidence of people is higher. “Also in different European countries, showing a vaccine certificate is an everyday routine and so it is much easier for vaccinated people to enjoy travelling”.
According to Pärgmäe, everyone will be able to find a suitable location from the winter schedule that became effective from the end of October. In the winter flight schedule, young adventurers, those loving sporting holidays and families looking for a peaceful beach holiday will find their dream destination, as there are a total of 40 direct flight destinations. All winter destinations can be viewed on the homepage of Tallinn Airport“.
In October, it was possible to take regular flights to 37 destinations. At the end of the month, Ryanair opened direct routes to Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Billund and Barcelona. From charter flights, the series of flights to Egypt and the Canary Islands began. However, the most popular destination from among charter flights was Turkey, which surpassed also the passenger traffic to the largest hubs – Riga, Frankfurt – and other destinations.
In October, a total of 2884 flight operations were carried out, making an average of 93 landings and take-offs per day.
Tallinn Airport is moving towards its goal to serve 1.2 million passengers by the end of 2021.