Monday, July 6, 2009

Tallink transports 18.1% more passengers in June 2009 (yoy)

In June 200 AS Tallink Grupp transported 795 569 passengers which is 18.1% increase compared to June 2008. Passengers vehicles also increased by 27%.

However, the numbers for the cargo business decreased by almost 24% to 20 304 units.

AS Tallink Grupp's passenger, cargo unit and passenger car numbers for June 2009 were the following/

The following operational factors influenced the development.


M/S Galaxy which is larger in capacity operates in the Turku-Stockholm route instead of M/S Silja Festival.


New cruise ferry M/S Baltic Princess has replaced the 2006 built M/S Galaxy which moved to Turku- Stockholm operations.

From September 2008 the Superfast vessels are not doing the daily Tallinn-Helsinki roundtrip any more.


New cruise ferry Baltic Queen started operations in 24 April 2009 and replaced smaller MS Romantika which moved to Riga-Stockholm route.


M/S Silja Festival which is larger in capacity has replaced M/S Vana Tallinn. M/S Romantika which is larger in capacity has replaced M/S Regina Baltica.


The operations in the route are continued with the two vessels instead of three as Superfast IX has stopped from September 2008 and is employed in the long-term charter.

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