Estonia’s Nordica first quarter traffic up 17%
Estonia’s national airline Nordica continued to grow in the first quarter of 2018, with strong ticket sales for summer promise further growth.
A total of 125,000 passengers flew with Nordica in the first three months of this year, up almost 17 per cent year-on-year. The most popular destinations were Warsaw, Stockholm and Munich. Nordica accounted for 25 per cent of market share at Tallinn Airport, its base, in the 1Q.
Three new destinations have been added to airline’s schedule: year-round flights to the Danish capital Copenhagen, with 11 flights per week; and summer flights to Constanţa in Romania and Ohrid in Macedonia.
“We’re heading into our third summer season with a sense of security,” Nordica’s chairman Jaan Tamm said. “Given the number of tickets we’ve sold we’re forecasting continued growth in passenger numbers.”
Flights are being introduced from the Dutch city of Groningen to Ibiza and Nice this season, and Nordica also plans to increase its “export services”. Airline says it currently exports its flight services to Sweden, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands.
With airline’s fleet boosted with ten aircraft throughout the year, Nordica transported 613,000 passengers in 2017, a rise of 63 per cent compared to the year-ago.
Nordica currently operates 19 aircraft, making it the biggest airline in Estonian history.
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