In April, 216,841 passengers travelled through Tallinn Airport, which is nearly five times more than in April 2021. Compared to pre-pandemic volumes, the number of passengers reached the highest level to date with 81%.
According to Eero Pärgmäe, Member of the Management Board of Tallinn Airport, the summer flight schedule and school holidays contributed to the achievement of such excellent results in April. “Today, the terminal is crowded again and the number of passengers and flight operations approaches to 2019 peak times. The number of seats offered by airlines has risen to pre-pandemic levels and the average flight capacity reached 65% in April,” Pärgmäe says, and adds that there might be queues at the airport at certain times due to the rapidly rising number of passengers and staff shortages. “In order to ensure that everything goes smoothly before the trip and all necessary procedures are completed in time, we ask all passengers to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the scheduled departure time of your flight.”
There were regular flights to a total of 36 destinations in April, along with charter flights to Egypt, Turkey and the Canary Islands. Ryanair started to operate a new route to Nuremberg, while Pegasus and SunExpress set up regular flights to Antalya and Greek airline Aegean Airlines resumed seasonal flights to Athens.
Ryanair was the airline with the biggest market share in April, carrying 25% of all passengers. 23% of passengers flew with Air Baltic, followed by Finnair with 9% and Lufthansa with 8% market share.
In April, 3153 flights were operated at the airport, making an average of 105 take-offs and landings per day.
The number of passengers also experienced strong growth at regional airports. Kuressaare Airport served more than 3000 passengers in April, marking a 62% rise on the same period last year. The number of passengers who passed through Kärdla Airport increased by 21% year-on-year, reaching nearly 900, and Pärnu Airport was used by 185 passengers. Tartu Airport served 889 passengers, 96% of whom used Finnair’s direct flights on the Helsinki-Tartu route. The number of passengers decreased at Ruhnu Airport compared to last year: it was used by 304 passengers. No regular flights to Ruhnu are operated from May to September.