Finnlines report significant increase in passenger numbers

By 19 January 20242024 Newsletter week 03
January 19, 2024

Finnlines report;

  • 695,000 passengers in 2023 (including freight drivers), up 7% on 2022
  • 17% increase in private passengers 2023 Vs 2022
  • Naantali – Långnäs – Kapellskär 2023 passengers were up 49% Vs 2022
  • Travemünde – Helsinki 2023 passengers increased by 11% Vs 2022

The huge increase on the Finland-Åland-Sweden route was driven by the arrival of the Superstar class Ro-Pax FINNSIRIUS in September 2023, bringing “cruise standards” to the line.  Sister FINNCANOPUS is currently sailing to Europe.  Due to the current Red Sea situation, she is sailing around the Cape of Good Hope and will enter service in February.  The new vessels allow Finnlines to offer both overnight cruises and picnic cruises on all sailings on the route which should bring further increases in passenger numbers.

The arrival of the FINNCANOPUS will see FINNSWAN to transfer to the Travemünde – Malmö route.

Finnlines has announced that on both Finnish routes there will be music and children’s entertainment during summer season 2024.

FINNSIRIUS at Kapellskär | Photo: Gary Andrews