Last year the number of passengers on the Finnish shipping company Eckerö Line grew by 3%. That is a total of 1,496,397 passengers.
More than 37,000 (+ 13%) of the passenger growth came from Estonians and about 55,000 (+ 31%) of international passengers, mainly Russians and Asians.
In turn, the number of Finnish passengers has decreased, especially towards the end of the year. An explanation is the change in the alcohol taxation.
The largest growth was for the freight division, with an 18% increase.