In January 2013 AS Tallink Grupp transported 556 813 passengers which is by almost a 14% decrease compared to January 2012. The number of passenger vehicles decreased more than 4% to 67 327 and the number of trucks and trailers decreased over 14% to 21 299 units in same comparison.
AS Tallink Grupp’s passenger, cargo unit and passenger car numbers for January were the following:
|January 2013||January 2012||change|
|Passengers||556 813||644 658||-13.6%|
|Finland-Sweden||166 833||207 695||-19.7%|
|Estonia-Finland||263 974||297 369||-11.2%|
|Estonia-Sweden||77 671||78 493||-1.0%|
|Latvia-Sweden||48 335||61 101||-20.9%|
|Cargo Units||21 299||24 816||-14.2%|
|Finland-Sweden||7 678||7 709||-0.4%|
|Estonia-Finland||9 239||12 440||-25.7%|
|Estonia-Sweden||3 051||3 214||-5.1%|
|Latvia-Sweden||1 331||1 453||-8.4%|
|Passenger Vehicles||67 327||70 376||-4.3%|
|Finland-Sweden||7 434||8 028||-7.4%|
|Estonia-Finland||49 116||51 116||-3.9%|
|Estonia-Sweden||4 948||4 636||6.8%|
|Latvia-Sweden||5 829||6 596||-11.6%|
The following operational factors influenced the development in January 2013:
The newer cruise ferry Baltic Princess has replaced on the Turku-Stockholm route the cruise ferry Silja Europa that in turn was directed to the Tallinn-Helsinki route. There were less departures as Silja Europa ended operations on 20th of January while Baltic Princess started operating in February after going through scheduled maintenance in dock.
The shuttle vessel Star did not operate 10 days due to a scheduled maintenance, the vessel was not replaced during that time. The cruise ferry Silja Europa started operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route on 23rd January, replacing the Baltic Princess.
In the beginning of January the cruise ferry Victoria I was in charter for one week, the vessel was not replaced during that time. The cruise ferry Baltic Queen did not operate for 4 days due to scheduled maintenance, the vessel was not replaced during that time.
In the beginning of January the cruise ferry Silja Festival was in charter for one week, the vessel was not replaced during that time.
Head of Investor Relations
AS Tallink Grupp
Sadama 5/7. 10111 Tallinn
Tel +372 640 8981