Estonia’s national airline Nordica transported 125,000 passengers in the 2018 first quarter, up 17% compared to the year-ago quarter. The state-owned carrier said that—based on strong ticket sales for summer destinations—further growth is expected.

The most popular destinations were Warsaw, Stockholm and Munich. Nordica accounted for 25% of market share at Tallinn Airport in the first three months of the year.

Three new destinations have been added to Nordica’s schedule: year-round flights to the Danish capital Copenhagen, with 11 flights per week; and summer flights to Constanţa in Romania and Ohrid in Macedonia.

“We’re heading into our third summer season with a sense of security,” Nordica’s chairman Jaan Tamm said. “Given the number of tickets we’ve sold we’re forecasting continued growth in passenger numbers.”

Alan Dron alandron@adrpteditorial.com