In March, the number of passengers travelled through Tallinn Airport increased 14 per cent compared to last year, reaching 210 thousand passengers. More than 556 thousand passengers have passed through Tallinn Airport in the first quarter, being more than an average of 6000 passenger per day.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, the Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport, the number of passengers has increased stably by all destinations over the first quarter. “This shows a broad-based and sustainable development rather than a campaign-based upsurge in the number of travellers,” Pärgmäe stated. Biggest contribution to the increased number of passengers has come from Nordica, airBaltic and Smartlynx. The number of charter passengers is growing at a notable pace, having increased by 27 per cent. Typically to a winter season, the most popular destinations of charter flights were Egypt and the Canary Islands.
The end of March marked the transition to the summer flight schedule at Tallinn Airport, bringing along substantially more flights. Ryanair opened new all-the-year-round routes to Malta and Cyprus. In addition, the same carrier reopened seasonal routes to Girona, Bremen and Dublin. airBaltic opened a new route from Tallinn to Gatwick Airport in London. As at the end of March, it is possible to take direct flights to 30 destinations from Tallinn Airport.