As of Friday, Estonian intercity bus operator Lux Express has fully restored the number of departures on its Tallinn-Pärnu route to pre-crisis levels, operating 18 departures per day.
Over the course of the week, Lux Express will also restore eight departures on its Tallinn-Tartu line, including six on weekends, when demand is higher.
"People's mobility habits have changed during and after the emergency situation," Lux Express CEO Janno Ritsberg said in a press release on Friday. "This means new challenges for us in how to plan schedules so that we are able to offer a sufficient number of departures flexibly enough while also not having to drive around for the fun of it."
Ritsberg said that the safety measures implemented by the company have been well-received by passengers.
"Estonians use about five liters of disinfectant a week to disinfect their hands on buses," the CEO said. "To ensure safety, we encourage everyone to disinfect their hands when boarding a bus, regardless of the fact that interior surfaces in common use have always been cleaned with a liquid prior to the arrival of passengers."
The latest safety measure introduced by Lux Express — the opportunity to also buy the seat next to the one where a passenger will be sitting — was utilized most often on the Tallinn-Pärnu route, he added.
Editor: Aili Vahtla