In September Estonian Air carried 83 784 passengers, out of which 83 631 on regular flights. The number of passengers on regular flights in Tallinn increased 41.3% compared to the same period last year. The load factor of Estonian Air regular flights was 72.6%.
In the first nine months Estonian Air carried altogether 687 427 passengers, out of which 686 106 on regular flights. The total number of passengers on regular flights in Tallinn increased 71% compared to the same period last year.
In the first nine months Estonian Air operated 14 964 flights, which is 71.5% more than during the same period last year. In September the airline operated 1828 flights, which is 59.5% more than during the same period last year.
“The increase in passenger and flight numbers was achieved thanks to the growth of transit passengers which accounts more than 30% of the total amount of passengers. The biggest share of transit passengers are coming from Finnish, Lithuanian and Russian routes,” said Rauno Parras, the CCO of Estonian Air.
In the first nine months the regularity of Estonian Air flights was 98.9% and the 15-minute punctuality was 82.9%. In September the regularity and punctuality were 98.8% and 84.9% respectively.
AS Estonian Air, Estonia’s national carrier, provides both business travellers and tourists direct air link from Estonia to European cities. Estonian Air is the biggest operator at Tallinn Airport.
Estonian Air focuses on improving the connection between Estonia and the rest of the world with the aim of increasing competitiveness as a network carrier hub. The airline flies currently to 22 destinations in Europe, Scandinavia and in CIS. The ticket prices start at 49.90 euros, if purchased from www.estonian-air.com, including all fees and taxes.
Estonian Air was recently chosen among the top 5 airlines in Northern Europe by Skytrax. Recently, Estonian Air was recognized by European Region Airline Association (ERA) for its achievements with Airline of the Year 2012/2013 Silver Award to attract a considerable amount of transfer traffic and leading up to an impressive growth.