TALLINN - The listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp is adding more departures to the Helsinki-Riga and Turku-Tallinn routes for August 2020.
The Helsinki-Riga route was originally due to operate only until Aug. 16, but due to significant customer interest, the company will continue to operate the route at least until Aug. 28, the shipper said.
Between Aug. 17 and 28, the route will have departures from Helsinki on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The route will be operated with Tallink Grupp's vessel Silja Serenade.
The Turku-Tallinn route will only operate during weekdays in July, but will also start operating on weekends from July 31, with additional departures on Fridays from Tallinn on July 31, Aug. 7 and 14. The route is operated with Tallink Grupp's vessel Baltic Queen.
"As travel opportunities to more distant places remain limited and traveler confidence to travel further afield than the Baltics and Finland this summer is low, it is important that we continue to provide suitable options for everyone who wants to travel in our region and do so safely, offering more departures and thus keeping passenger numbers lower than usual," Paavo Nogene, CEO of Tallink Grupp, said.
"We will only sell a certain amount of tickets for each departures so that the vessels would not be too crowded and so that everyone has the opportunity to keep the desired distance from others. This is the main reason for adding more departures," Nogene added.
The company reminds all passengers that strict hygiene and safety measures are implemented on board all the company's vessels and that passengers with even the slightest symptoms or health issues must not travel.