In March, 2022 Tallink Grupp transported 303,360 passengers, a 321.5% increase, compared to March, 2021.
The number of cargo units increased by 20% to 37,767 units and the number of passenger vehicles increased by 175.2% to 54,277 units, compared to the same period in 2021.
In the first quarter of the year (January/March) Tallink transported 720,261 passengers, which was an 169.5% increase compared to the previous year. The number of transported cargo units increased by 19.7% to 101,938 units and the number of passenger vehicles increased by 85.2% to 140,380.
In the first quarter, operations on the Riga/Stockholm route were suspended, due to the charter of the ‘Isabelle’ to the Estonian Social Insurance Board.
The charter started on 7th April 2022, for four months with extension options (4+2+2).
‘Isabelle’ is being used to provide temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Estonia.
Tallink has also announced that a second vessel will not be added to the Tallinn/Stockholm route this year as originally planned.
This route will continue to be operated by the ‘Baltic Queen’ with the departures from Tallinn and Stockholm taking place every other day.
‘Victoria I’, which was due to join ‘Baltic Queen’ on the route from early June this year, will currently remain idle in Tallinn once she finishes her current replacement service on the Tallinn/Helsinki route on 21st April.