AS Tallink Grupp statistics for September 2017 and the third quarter of the 2017 financial year

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Tallinn, 2017-10-03 08:50 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AS Tallink Grupp statistics for September 2017 and the third quarter of the 2017 financial year

In September 2017 AS Tallink Grupp transported 724 369 passengers, which is a 2.7% increase compared to September 2016. The number of cargo units increased by 8.0% to 33 010 units and the number of passenger vehicles decreased by 9.2% to 85 024 units in the same comparison. 

In the third quarter of the 2017 financial year (July – September) AS Tallink Grupp transported 2 912 759 passengers which is a 2.0% increase compared to the previous year. The number of transported cargo units increased by 12.5% to 91 335 units and the number of passenger vehicles decreased by 7.1% to 353 309 units in same comparison. 

AS Tallink Grupp passenger, cargo unit and passenger vehicles numbers for September 2017 and the third quarter of the financial year were the following: 

  September 2017 September 2016 Change III Quarter 2017 III Quarter 2016 Change        
Passengers 724 369 705 035 2.7% 2 912 759 2 855 112 2.0%        
Finland - Sweden 219 982 204 546 7.5% 878 492 862 654 1.8%        
Estonia - Finland 365 342 386 138 -5.4% 1 484 915 1 568 420 -5.3%        
Estonia - Sweden 77 988 73 913 5.5% 302 757 280 141 8.1%        
Latvia - Sweden 61 057 40 438 51.0% 246 595 143 897 71.4%        
                     
Cargo Units 33 010 30 560 8.0% 91 335 81 170 12.5%        
Finland - Sweden 6 927 5 935 16.7% 16 919 14 878 13.7%        
Estonia - Finland 20 858 20 060 4.0% 60 409 54 423 11.0%        
Estonia - Sweden 3 989 3 906 2.1% 10 635 10 336 2.9%        
Latvia - Sweden 1 236 659 87.6% 3 372 1 533 120.0%        
                     
Passenger Vehicles 85 024 93 678 -9.2% 353 309 380 343 -7.1%        
Finland - Sweden 11 913 11 767 1.2% 69 782 73 136 -4.6%        
Estonia - Finland 62 305 71 861 -13.3% 235 472 265 491 -11.3%        
Estonia - Sweden 5 236 5 533 -5.4% 24 422 23 322 4.7%        
Latvia - Sweden 5 570 4 517 23.3% 23 633 18 394 28.5%        

The following operational factors influenced the development in September and in the third quarter of 2017:

ESTONIA - FINLAND

On 12 December 2016 the cruise ferry Silja Europa started operating the Tallinn - Helsinki route cruise service, during the period of 13 March to 29 August 2016, the route was operated with two ships, the Baltic Queen and Silja Europa. 

On 29 January 2017 the new LNG fast ferry Megastar started operating Tallink Shuttle service on Tallinn - Helsinki route and replaced fast ferry Superstar. 

LATVIA - SWEDEN 

The cruise ferry Romantika started operating on Riga - Stockholm route on 12 December 2016 as second ship on the route next to cruise ferry Isabelle.

 

         Veiko Haavapuu
         Finance Director
         
         AS Tallink Grupp
         Sadama 5/7
         10111 Tallinn, Estonia
         Tel. +372 640 9914
         E-mail veiko.haavapuu@tallink.ee