January 6, 2022

Like 2020, 2021 was an exceptional year, with an unfavourable operating environment. At the same time, Viking Line experienced some positive events too. MARIELLA was sold in May, and in December the new climate-smart VIKING GLORY was delivered.

Traffic statistics 2021

  • +20.1% passengers
  • largest increase on Turku–Åland–Stockholm (+51.9%)
  • -11.3% on Helsinki–Åland–Stockholm
  • +81.8% Mariehamn—Kapellskär with ROSELLA
  • -21.1% Helsinki—Tallinn, with VIKING XPRS
  • +2.9% cargo units
  • +24% cars

Viking Line ended Q3,2021 with good liquidity. To further help implement Viking Line’s strategy for continued profitable growth in a post-pandemic environment, a preferential share issue for existing shareholders was carried out during the autumn, which was a success. There was great interest among shareholders, employees and the general public in the share issue, which was oversubscribed. Initially a total of 8,584,070 shares were subscribed for, which corresponds to about 132.5% of the offer shares. The final number of shares was 6,480,000. As a result, Viking Line generated proceeds of about EUR 51.8 million.