Ryanair sees Estonia as im­por­tant mar­ket, con­sid­ers lo­cal hub op­tion

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Irish low-fare air­line Ryanair con­sid­ers Estonia an im­por­tant mar­ket, the firm’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael O’Leary noted while vis­it­ing Tallinn ear­lier in the week.

Es­to­nian public broad­caster ERR re­ported on Thurs­day, May 17, as cit­ing O’Leary as say­ing to the Ak­tu­aalne kaam­era pro­gramme that Ryanair brought 200,000 pas­sen­gers to Tallinn in 2017 and is aim­ing at 300,000 in 2018.

Ad­dress­ing pos­si­ble devel­op­ment plans the air­line’s CEO sug­gested that Tallinn Air­port may be a can­di­date for a new lo­cal hub for Ryanair, an op­tion con­sid­ered by the com­pany; how­ever, sev­eral air­ports are now com­pet­ing for Ryanair’s in­creased ac­tiv­ity. O’Leary pointed out that this year three new routes to Tallinn will be opened: to Ed­in­burgh and Belfast this summed and to Lar­naca, in the next win­ter.

REUTERS/SCANPIX

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