Tallinn Airport’s passenger volume reached over 127 thousand in January, being just 700 passengers short of the 2015 January result.
Tallinn Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer Eero Pärgmäe said that the slight decrease in passenger volumes was primarily caused by a decline in charter flights to the season’s main tourism destination in Egypt. “Point-to-point passenger numbers remained on last year’s level, even increasing by 0.3 per cent – the highest passenger volume increase has been on the Stockholm route due to more seats being offered thanks to the addition of SAS,” noted Pärgmäe.
There were direct point-to-point flights to 23 destinations from Tallinn in January, Stockholm was the most popular (with up to 9 daily flights), followed by Helsinki (up to 6 daily flights) and Riga (up to 4 daily flights).
The steepest decline in point-to-point traffic has occurred on Russian routes, but Istanbul and Milan have been gaining popularity among the longer hauls. The average load rate in January was 61 per cent.