For June 2017, passenger traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn, the busiest route of the Baltic, increased by 30% comparing to the previous year, the press service of the Viking Line ferry operator reported.
To meet the demand for the whole of July, until August 4, Mariella and Gabriella ferry lines, serving the Helsinki-Stockholm line, were sent to this route.
After arriving from Sweden to Finland, ferries will be sent to Tallinn instead of daytime parking in Helsinki. It is possible to get to Tallinn from Stockholm and back without a layover in the high season. In total, Viking Line will have 12 passages per day on the route between the Finnish and Estonian capitals - the largest number of passages on the same line in the company's history.
Earlier, it was reported that in April, the second Viking Line ferry - the Viking FSTR high-speed catamaran - was launched on the Helsinki-Tallinn line. Since that moment the ship has already transported more than 150 000 passengers.
Viking Line (Viking Line Abp) is a Finnish shipping concern that has been carrying out passenger and cargo transportation in the Baltic since 1959. It was registered on the Aland Islands with a central office in Mariehamn, which is also the home port for most of the company's ferries. It operates fleet of 8 cruise ferries, cruising at 5 (6 in the summer) routes.