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Air traffic at regional airports in February


A total of 2863 passengers passed through regional airports in Estonia in February.

“Passenger numbers were good once again in February, reflecting the importance of regional airports in offering connections,” said Tallinn Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer Eero Pärgmäe. He added that flights on the Tartu-Helsinki route are due to resume in the summer season, while the first flight on the Pärnu-Helsinki route will take to the skies on 5 May.

Kuressaare Airport served 1971 passengers in February, marking a 23% rise on the same period last year. Flights between Tallinn and Kuressaare are operated by NyxAir 12 times a week using ATR-45 aircraft.

A total of 558 passengers passed through Kärdla Airport in February, an increase of 19% year on year. As with Kuressaare, there are 12 flights per week between Kärdla and Tallinn, operated by Transaviabaltika.

Ruhnu Airport served 195 passengers in February, 60% of whom flew to Pärnu and 40% to Kuressaare. This was the same level as the year before.

A total of 119 passengers used Pärnu Airport in February, while 20 used Tartu Airport, which saw 253 flights operated during the month. Most of these were Estonian Aviation Academy training flights.