Ryanair sees Estonia as important market, considers local hub option
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.