Nearly 282,000 passengers pass through Tallinn Airport in October
The number of passengers who passed through Tallinn Airport in October 2022 was 282,359, up 53% from October last year and accounting for nearly 90% of pre-pandemic passenger numbers.
The number of charter passengers was 50,738, the highest number of charter passengers ever recorded in a single month, Tallinn Airport said.
One of the most popular months of the year for travel has been boosted by the autumn school holidays. The highest number of flights in October was to Antalya, Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast, with nearly 35,000 passengers on scheduled and charter flights. The traditional hubs of Helsinki, Riga and Stockholm followed in popularity.
The airlines with the largest market share in Tallinn were Air Baltic and Ryanair, each serving 20% of passengers. Finnair and Lufthansa follow with market shares of 9% and 8%, respectively.
The three most popular charter destinations in October were Antalya, Hurghada, Egypt, and Heraklion, Greece.
New destinations to come
The switch to the winter timetable at the end of the month marks the end of the high summer season and the seasonal changes in the choice of destinations.
According to Tallinn Airport Board Member Eero Pargmae, this year’s winter flight schedule includes 40 destinations and new routes.
“From November, Ryanair will start flying to Treviso airport in Italy and Wizz Air to Luton airport in London. Flights to Paphos in Cyprus will also resume for the winter season, flights to Dublin will resume and seasonal flights to Salzburg will start in January,” he said.
Tallinn Airport handled 2.33 million passengers in the first half of the year, 140% more than the same period last year.
A total of 5,553 passengers passed through regional airports in October. Kuressaare Airport was the busiest, serving 3,229 passengers, followed by Tartu with 1,050, Kardla with 1,041, Parnu with 118 and Ruhnu with 115 passengers.