January 6, 2022
Full year 2021 figures
- -20.6% passengers on all routes (Finland-Sweden, Estonia-Finland and Latvia-Sweden)
- Latvia-Sweden route remained fully suspended throughout 2021
- The only route which saw an increase in passenger numbers in 2021, was the Tallinn-Stockholm route, which was re-opened in July 2021 after being suspended for nearly a year and a half since March 2020.
- -14.3% passenger cars
- +2.6% freight units (increasing on Estonia-Finland and Estonia-Sweden routes, and slightly decreasing on the Finland-Sweden routes).
Comments from Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp
- 2021 did not bring with it the much hoped for and anticipated end to the pandemic and proper recovery yet, which meant much of the year was once again spent thinking outside the box.
- For the second year running, we pushed the boundaries with bringing many new services like COVID testing and vaccinations on board with new partners and, at times, also partnering with our governments. All with the goal of giving healthy people who need to travel, the opportunity to travel in these difficult times.
- We hope that once we get past the ongoing Omicron wave and the low winter season, we will soon reach a phase in the fight against the virus, which signals that we are nearing the end of our fight and our ultimate defeat of COVID and we can start to rebuild our lives, businesses, societies.
- As an organisation we are leaner, more cost-effective and doing everything we can to ensure the long-term sustainability of our business.