Tallinn Airport serviced more than 201,000 passengers in May, with the number of regular travellers growing by 2% year on year. According to Eero Pärgmäe, the director of marketing at Tallinn Airport, this year’s summer flight schedule has gotten off to quite a successful start. “Direct flights to Athens, Thessaloniki and Odessa were launched in May, and we currently have direct routes operating to 29 destinations,” he said.
The most popular destination in May was Frankfurt, while another German city posted the greatest growth compared to the same period last year – Munich. For the second month in a row the biggest carrier at Tallinn Airport was airBaltic, although with fewer than a thousand passengers more than Nordica (which remains the biggest carrier overall in 2016 to date). The most popular charter flight destinations were Antalya in Turkey and resorts in Greece and Bulgaria. The average occupancy rate on regular flights in May was 68%.
In May 2016 there was held 70-years anniversary of Tartu – Ülenurme Airport. Despite of solid age the results in passenger handling are youthful. In May 2016 there were handled 2486 passengers, what is a new high record for one airline.From Helsinki to Tartu flew in May on Finnair regular flights 1171 passengers and from Tartu to Helsinki 1315 passengers. Loading factor average was 61 % , but on Tartu – Helsinki leg – 64 %. When comparing to last year May result – the increase is +799 passengers or + 47
2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....
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