Estonia’s national airline Nordica transported more than 102,000 passengers on its Tallinn routes in Q1 2019.

While this is 16% down on the same period last year, it is in line with the company’s plans. The decrease in the number of passengers is linked to the closure of unprofitable routes at the end of 2018 and the start of this year. In total, Nordica operated more than 2000 flights from Tallinn in the first three months of 2019, representing 22% fewer flights than in the same period last year. More than 98% of all flights were operated – an improvement on 2018 – and there was a marked increase in the proportion of flights operating to schedule, with more than 83% of all Nordica flights taking off within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure time.

The consolidated Nordic Aviation Group operated almost 7500 flights in Q1 2019, close to 6% more than in the same period last year. The group’s export volumes continue to grow.