Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) met with the management of Tallinn Airport to discuss finding possibilities for increasing the number of business passengers and the freight volume passing through the airport.
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson thinks that the activities of the state in developing business tourism and export are important.
“Getting to Tallinn is complicated for those who have little time, but who are interested in investing in Estonia. This makes people think if Estonia is actually the place where they want to invest,” Mihkelson said.
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Keit Pentus-Rosimannus explained that the Foreign Affairs Committee had chosen foreign trade to be one of its priorities this year, and the airport had an important role in it. She added that both the freight volume and the number of business passengers passing through Tallinn Airport could increase in the future.
Last year, 14,000 tons of goods were transported through Tallinn Airport. Business passengers formed about 44 per cent of all the passengers in Tallinn Airport. Since the beginning of this year, the number of people travelling through Tallinn Airport has increased by 19 per cent.
For the coming years, the airport is planning an annual increase in the number of passengers by five per cent on the average.
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