Estonian bus operator Lux Express mulling applying for govt's support

  • 2020-04-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian bus operator Lux Express is considering applying for the state's support due to the loss of its international passenger carriage, according to CEO Janno Ritsberg, the online news portal of public broadcaster ERR reports.

Due to an emergency situation having been declared in Estonia, Lux Express from March 16 suspended service on its international routes, which previously had generated two-thirds of the company's revenue. Operation on domestic routes continues in reduced volume.

"Recovery on cross-border routes will take much longer than operation within Estonia. Therefore, we are considering if and to what extent we should apply for the government's support for our international operation as export of service," Ritsberg told ERR.

The CEO of Lux Express added that the company is reassessing the necessity of all its expenditures.

"We have also temporarily reduced remuneration. As to national measures, we are applying for the income support provided by the Unemployment Insurance Fund," he said.