Tallinn Airport shelves plan to build a new terminal07.09.2012, 15:13
The decision of low-cost carrier Ryanair to cut its destinations from Tallinn for the winter from 10 to 3 has forced Tallinn Airport to shelve plans to build new passenger terminal, writes Postimees.
„We were planning to complete a new terminal for budget airlines by the end of 2013, but this plan is now obviously shelved,” said Erik Sakkov from Tallinn Airport.
“There are times that we are overloaded already now,” said Sakkov, adding that Tallinn Airport will serve 2.2 million passengers this year.
This week one of the world’s largest low-cost airlines Ryanair announced that it was going to halt all but three Tallinn flights this winter
Last week airport’s press spokesperson Lauri Linnamäe said that people want to travel more and at better prices and that there were no signs that this trend was changing.
He said that the airport was busy negotiating with other budget airlines to attract them to Tallinn, but it was too soon to announce anything.
„One terminal will simply be not enough to cover the needs of the Tallinn Airport soon,” he said, adding that, among others, Aeroflot plans to open Tallinn-Moscow line in October. “Number of passengers is growing and Ryanair’s decision is not the end of the world,” said Linnamäe.