This October, the number of passengers served by Tallinn Airport increased by 22 per cent compared to last year, to 256,993 passengers. For the year to date, 2.25 million passengers in all have passed through Tallinn Airport.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport, this summer season was extremely successful for the airport. “Fuelled by strong demand, we have surpassed the passenger record of the previous year in only 10 months and expect the total number of passengers to reach 2.6 million by the year-end,” Pärgmäe noted.
From this week, the winter time schedule applies in Tallinn Airport. “The winter timetable also has several positive surprises in store – on 4 November, a new easyJet route will open up between Tallinn and Berlin Schõnefeld Airport and, until spring, British Airways flights to London Heathrow will operate on Mondays and Fridays,” Pärgmäe added.
The number of passengers on regular flights comprised 87 per cent of all flights in October. The seat occupancy of regular flights amounted to 68 per cent in October and the carrier with the largest market share was Nordica, which in cooperation with LOT Polish Airlines has increased the number of passengers by 69 per cent in 10 months.
Altogether, there were flights to 34 destinations in October; at the same time, half of all passengers travelled on one of the six main direct flights – Frankfurt, Helsinki, Riga, Stockholm, London and Oslo.
On charter flights, the number of passengers grew by 37 per cent. Most of the flights were still made to Turkey; however, Greece and Cyprus have also increased in popularity.