Estonian Air: number of transit passengers up by 75%

09.05.2012, 10:52

Estonian Air carried altogether 224 747 passengers during the first four months, out of which 99 027 were transit passengers, reported the company.

The number of transit passengers grew by 75 percent in the first four months of the year.

In April, after introducing the new hub and spoke strategy, the growth of transit passenger number was 164 percent.

In April 2012, the routes with the highest proportion of transit passengers were Helsinki, Tartu, Riga, St. Petersburg and Vilnius. The most popular routes for transit passengers from Scandinavia were Kiev, Vilnius, Riga, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tbilisi and Hannover.

“The increased amount of transit passengers allows Estonian Air to open new destinations and offer more frequent flights between Tallinn and European most important cities. That enables the company to improve air connections for Estonians and guests visiting Estonia,“ explained Rauno Parras, the CCO of Estonian Air.

Thanks to introduction the new strategy, the number of passengers was almost doubled in April: Estonian Air carried altogether 85 583 passengers, which is 76 percent increase compared to last year.

In April the load factor of Estonian Air flights was 67.2 percent which is 10.3 percentage points higher than year before.

Estonian Air operated 5241 flights in the first four months, which is 55 percent more flights than last year. In April 2057 flights were operated, which is 135 percent more flights than last year.