Estonia, Tourism, Transport

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10,000 people travelled to Estonian islands to celebrate Midsummer's

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 26.06.2012.Print version
9,995 passengers travelled from Estonian mainland to the largest islands Saaremaa and Hiiumaa on Friday, June 22 and 9,445 travelled back to mainland on Sunday, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Ferry operator Väinamere Liinid said that 3,122 vehicles and 9,995 passengers went to the islands, which was by 84 vehicles less and 332 people more than last year. 2,822 vehicles and 9,445 passengers travelled back on Sunday, exceeding the previous record from 2008.

 

People had to wait for a maximum of 3.5 hours to get on a ferry while going to the islands and a maximum of 35 minutes when coming back.

 

Väinamere Liinid manager Urmas Treiel said that thanks to the new ships, the trip from mainland to islands has become much faster and comfortable – with the old fleet a maximum of 2,558 vehicles could be transported and sometimes passengers had to wait till the middle of the night to catch a ferry.






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