TALLINN - The winter flight schedule of Tallinn Airport includes 32 direct destinations and is about to be updated with charter flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
"There are already 20 percent more seats available in the winter flight schedule that starts at the end of October than there were available in summer 2021, and that is without counting seats on charter flights," Eero Pargmae, commercial director of Tallinn Airport, said in a press release.
"It is a clear sign of recovery in the sector -- demand exists and air carriers are responding to it with offers," he said.
New destinations to be added to the winter schedule include Barcelona, Liverpool, Billund, Paris Beauvais Airport and Rome Ciampino Airport while destinations that are already familiar to passengers from Tallinn include Malta, Dusseldorf Weeze Airport and Edinburgh.
Also available in the winter schedule are flights to Munich, Zurich, Salzburg, Vienna and two airports in Milan. The full list of winter destinations can be found on the airport's website.
Tallinn Airport serviced 165,199 passengers in September, over three times more than during the same month last year. Both the number of flights and tickets on sale was larger in September compared with the preceding month; however, as the holiday season came to a close, the average passenger load factor on regular flights was around 64 percent.
In September, Hungarian budget carrier Wizz Air opened a direct route between Tallinn and Naples, and Turkish carrier Pegasus launched seasonal regular flights to Antalya.
Direct flights were available to a total of 30 destinations in September, of which the Riga and Frankfurt airports were the most popular. With regard to charter flights, resort towns in Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Montenegro proved the most popular destinations.
Altogether 2,897 flight operations were performed in September, which brings the daily average to 96 landings and takeoffs. During the first three quarters of 2021, Tallinn Airport has serviced 785,054 passengers and 18,107 flight operations.