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RIGA - In November 2017, Estonian ferry operator Tallink Grupp carried 47,906 passengers between Riga and Stockholm, which was a rise by 38.1 percent against the same month last year, according to the company's report to the Tallinn stock exchange.
Compared to November 2016, Tallink saw the number of passengers grow on all its ferry routes. The overall number of passengers carried by Tallink ferries grew 5.9 percent year-on-year to 692,506 in November 2017.
The number of Tallink passengers on the Estonia-Sweden line climbed 6.1 percent year-on-year to 70,371 in November this year, and 359,613 ferry passengers were carried between Estonia and Finland, up 2.3 percent from the same month last year. On the Finland-Sweden route, the number of ferry passengers grew 6.6 percent year-on-year to 214,616 in November 2017.
Compared to November 2016, cargo deliveries by Tallink ferries grew 15.7 percent to 34,041 units in November 2017, while the number of passengers' vehicles dropped by 0.4 percent to 76,120 vehicles.
Tallink launched ferry traffic between Riga and Stockholm in April 2006. For some time, the company operated two passenger ferries on this route but, starting August 2014, only one ferry, the Isabelle, ran on the Riga-Stockholm route every other day until December 2016, when the cruise ferry Romantika started operating as the second ship on the Riga-Stockholm route, ensuring daily service.