In September 2023 AS Tallink Grupp transported 401,520 passengers, which is a 2.3% increase compared to September 2022. The number of cargo units decreased by 24.4% to 25,823 units and the number of passenger vehicles remained unchanged with 61,602 units in the same comparison.
In the third quarter of 2023 (July-September) AS Tallink Grupp transported 1,775,821 passengers, which is a 6.2% decrease compared to the same period a year ago. The decrease was driven mostly due to chartering of vessels including Silja Europa and Galaxy I (formerly Galaxy) that transported approximately 200,000 passengers in the third quarter of 2022. The number of cargo units decreased by 26.1% to 75,701 units and the number of passenger vehicles by 1.5% to 273,514 units in the same comparison.
AS Tallink Grupp passenger, cargo unit and passenger vehicles numbers for September 2023 and the third quarter of the year were the following:
The third quarter Finland-Sweden results reflect the operation of the Helsinki-Stockholm and the Turku-Kapellskär /Turku-Stockholm route. The cruise ferry Galaxy I stopped operating on the Turku-Stockholm route in September 2022 due to a charter agreement.
The third quarter Estonia-Finland results reflect operations of shuttle services of MyStar and Megastar. The cruise ferry Silja Europa stopped operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in August 2022 due to a charter agreement.
The third quarter Estonia-Sweden results reflect the operations of the Tallinn-Stockholm and the Paldiski-Kapellskär route by one cruise ferry and two cargo vessels. The cruise ferry Baltic Queen did not operate for 12 days due to the planned dry docking on 3-15 September 2023.