Tallink to temporarily suspend two routes

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Tallink Grupp said December 1 that it will suspend the operation of its vessel Victoria I on the Tallinn-Stockholm-Riga-Stockholm-Tallinn and the Tallinn-Helsinki routes from January 2021.

The vessel has been operating on the two temporary routes since this autumn, providing and the only maritime transport route between Stockholm and Riga on a temporary basis.

The operation of the vessel between Estonia, Sweden and Latvia has become financially unfeasible in the current pandemic situation and due to tightening travel restrictions once again in Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Latvia.  

"We are sorry to suspend another vital maritime travel routes between our neighboring countries, but with passenger numbers dwindling and the travel restrictions expected to last for some time as a result of the worsening coronavirus pandemic situation in our countries, it is impossible to continue to operate these routes without significant losses," Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp, said.

According to current plans, the vessel will return to the Tallinn-Helsinki route during weekends from 19 February 2021. The decisions on resumption on the routes between Tallinn and Stockholm and Riga and Stockholm have not yet been made.

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