The number of passengers increased by more than 10% in October
In October, 284 thousand passengers travelled through Tallinn Airport, being nearly 11% more than during the same period last year. This growth was significantly supported by an all-time record in the number charter passengers, having increased 30% compared to the year prior. The number of passengers on regular flights increased at a more steady pace and was 8% in October, with average occupancy of flights on the level of 69% (last year 68%).
Although, several summer lines had ended their operations by October, the number of offered seats continued to be high, on the level that of July. This was caused primarily by the flights added to Copenhagen, Kiev, Moscow and London routes.
Despite the fact that the high season in aviation is receding with the fall coming and the airlines end their flights to summer destinations, the flight plan was complemented in October on the existing lines. In addition to flights to Oslo, the Norwegian started to fly to Tallinn also from the Stockholm Arlanda airport from the end of October with three flights a week. Also, AirBaltic started to fly from Tallinn to Oslo and Stockholm Arlanda with two flights a week to Oslo and 12 times a week to Stockholm. This makes Stockholm a destination with the highest number of flights to Tallinn, with up to 11 flights a day depending on the day of the week. There are four airlines operating on this route: Nordica, SAS, Norwegian and AirBaltic. A new route was added to the Tallinn flight network by Ryanair, who started to fly from Scotland, Edinburg twice a week.
Altogether, we had regular connection with 35 cities in October with 15 airlines operating the regular flights.