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Nearly 282,000 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in October, the highest number of charter passengers ever


The number of air passengers at Tallinn Airport in October was 282,359, up 53% compared to October last year and almost 90% of the number of passengers before the pandemic. The number of charter passengers was 50,738, the highest number of charter passengers ever in a single month.

One of the most popular months of the year for travelling was boosted by the autumn school holidays, which were used to extend the summer. The highest number of flights in October was to Antalya on the Mediterranean coast, with nearly 35 thousand passengers on both scheduled and charter flights. The traditional hubs of Helsinki, Riga and Stockholm followed in popularity. The airlines with the largest market share in Tallinn were Air Baltic and Ryanair, each serving 20% of passengers. Finnair and Lufthansa followed with market shares of 9% and 8%, respectively. The three most popular charter destinations in October were Antalya, Hurghada and Heraklion.

The changeover to the winter schedule at the end of the month marks the end of the peak summer season and seasonal changes in the choice of destinations. According to Eero Pärgmäe, Member of the Management Board of Tallinn Airport AS, this year’s winter flight schedule includes 40 destinations and new routes. “From November, Ryanair will start flying to Treviso Airport in Italy and Wizz Air to Luton Airport in London. Flights to Paphos in Cyprus will also be resumed for the winter season, flights to Dublin will resume, and seasonal flights to Salzburg will start in January.”

Tallinn Airport has served 2.33 million passengers in the first half of the year, which is 140% more than in the same period last year.

A total of 5,553 passengers passed through regional airports in October. Kuressaare Airport was the busiest, serving 3,229 passengers. It was followed by Tartu (1,050 passengers), Kärdla (1,041), Pärnu (118) and Ruhnu (115).