A record number of passengers used Tallinn Airport in the first half of this year, reports Aripaev Online. Tallinn Airport boosted passenger numbers by 21.4 percent in the first six months year-on-year, to 1.06 million passengers. In regular flights, the most popular destinations were Helsinki, Stockholm and Riga; the airport had a direct connection with 37 airports in the first half of the year. The most popular charter flight destinations were Antalya, Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh. 40.1 percent of the passengers used Estonian Air and 16.2 percent Ryanair.
In the first half of 2012, the State Labor Inspectorate uncovered 1,575 illegal workers, 27 percent more than in the respective period in 2011, State Labor Inspectorate representative Aivis Vincevs said, reports LETA. In January-June 2011, 1,245 employees were found to be on the job without a contract. 298 illegal workers were caught in individual services in the first six months of 2012. There were, for example, at hairdressers, funeral homes, dry-cleaners and shoe repair shops. 254 cases of unreported unemployment were recorded in construction, 224 in transport and storage. Alongside repeated unreported unemployment and increases in illegal worker numbers, the number of fines grew 70 percent in the first half of 2012, amounting to 578,095 lats (825,700 euros), compared to 341,636 lats in January-June 2011.