A total of eight flights were canceled due to poor weather on Transaviabaltika's Tallinn-Kärdla-Tallinn route in January, leading to a total load factor of just 28 percent on the route that month.
Lithuanian airline Transaviabaltika, which operates under the project Saartelennuliinid in Estonia, carried a total of 486 passengers on its Kärdla route last month.
Airline representative Rene Must admitted that their plane frequently had to land in near minimum conditions at both Kärdla and Kuressaare's airports in January.
"We did not cancel a single flight on the Kuressaare route, as the airport there is equipped with the pilot-assisting instrument landing system (ILS)," Must noted. "Of course, we cannot say the same about our Kärdla flights."
Transaviabaltika in January operated 54 flights on its Tallinn-Kuressaare-Tallinn route, carrying a total of 1,234 passengers at a load factor of 60 percent.
54 flights had likewise been planned for the airline's Kärdla route, but due to cancellations Transaviabaltika only operated 46 flights on its smaller route last month.
Editor: Aili Vahtla