In June, Tallinn Airport was visited by 25,103 travelers, making up just eight percent of the total number of passengers of June of last year. Compared to May however, the airport serviced an additional 14,580 passengers.
Tallinn Airport Commercial Director Eero Pärgmäe said by the start of June, 12 routes from Tallinn Airport were open but that number has now grown steadily. By July 3, a total of 19 routes will be open and another four are opening soon.
Pärgmäe noted that in mid-July, Polish airline LOT should restart operations on the route to Warsaw and Air Baltic will add flights to Malaga starting July 11. Novatours and Tez Tours opened the first route to Greece on July 1 and the airport hopes that vacation flights to Bulgaria can also be made sometime in July.
Pärgmäe said: "We can see that flights have recovered a little quicker than we predicted and we believe the number of routes by August could be around 30. The main question will be regarding the recovery of demand and the desire to travel. We hope to get an answer to both these questions in the coming weeks."
In June, it was possible to fly to 13 destinations, with Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Riga being the most popular. More than half of travelers flew with Latvian carrier airBaltic which reopened eight routes. A total of 1,639 flights took place in June, averaging 54 landings and takeoffs daily.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste