Tallink to resume passenger traffic on Riga-Stockholm route with one ferry

  • 2020-05-09
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Estonian ferry operator Tallink will resume passenger traffic on the Riga-Stockholm route with one ferry instead of two, said Tallink Grupp CEO Paavo Nogene in a webinar today.

The company has made a decision that it will not be able to run two ferries on the route this summer. 

Nogene also said that Tallink Grupp has informed the governments of both countries that for the first month the company will sell tickets for half of the ferry capacity.

Depending on how the market situation develops, the company will start considering re-employment of people who have been fired.

As reported, in the middle of April, the Tallink Grupp subsidiary Tallink Latvija notified the Latvian Employment Agency and the group's Latvian crew members and shore personnel that it is commencing a collective redundancies process involving around 550 Latvian employees.

The process involves both crew members of the group's Latvian flagged vessels Isabelle and Romantika as well as the company's Latvian shore personnel, but the majority of the positions considered for redundancy are those of the onboard service personnel.