In August, 84,387 passengers travelled through Tallinn Airport, representing 26% of the number of passengers in last August. This is the highest monthly number of passengers since the beginning of the corona pandemic.
“The beginning of August showed a positive trend in terms of both, the number of passengers as well as the routes opened. Yet, in the second half of the month we witnessed some signs of decline in the number of travellers. This was caused by the increased corona cases in several European countries and implementation of flight restrictions, which in turn had a negative impact on the number of passengers,” said Eero Pärgmäe, the Commercial Director of Tallinn Airport and added that while at the beginning of the month, it was possible to fly on 20 regular routes, then in the last week of August, direct flights were open with 14 cities.
“An increase in the corona infections in Europe has once again caused high uncertainty in aviation. The fact that various countries implement completely different measures in combating the virus, which must be constantly monitored, makes the situation even more complicated for the passengers. At the same time, Tallinn Airport is pleased that the Government of the Republic has taken preventive steps in avoiding complete disruption of air services. Continuous operation of the Frankfurt, Riga, Helsinki, Warsaw, Copenhagen and London routes will most definitely contribute to preserving business relationships and is a positive step towards the recovery of the economy.
In August, altogether 2183 flight operations were carried out, an average of 70 landings and take-offs per day. Most flights were made to the biggest hubs, i.e. to Helsinki, Riga and Frankfurt. Average seat occupancy on regular flights was 56%.
Tallinn Airport urges all passengers to familiarise themselves with the restrictions and requirements of the country of destination before going on a trip. Information is available on the webpages of Reisi Targalt as well as Re-open EU
Starting from 1 September, the people of Estonia can also have themselves tested for coronavirus at the airport when returning from a country with high infection rate. In the first day, 375 tests were made at the airport. The airport asks for the passengers’ understanding and keeping a distance from each other if there is a need to queue up for the test.