Statistical activity code: 22032
In statistical database table TC191 the data of economically active air transport enterprises (according to main activity), which have been included into the statistical register of economically active units compiled on the basis of business register, are published.
In table TC203 the data of flights in Tallinn airport are published.
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Air transport enterprises, airports, NACE Rev 2 51 and 52231
Direct transit passenger – a passenger who, after a short stop, continues his/her journey on the same aircraft on a flight having the same flight number as the flight on which he/she arrived.
Domestic air traffic – the departure and destination points of a flight are in Estonia.
Enterprise – an enterprise consists of one or more companies (public limited company, private limited company, limited partnership, general partnership, commercial association) or branches of foreign companies or sole proprietors.
Freight traffic turnover – measured in tonne-kilometres. One tonne-kilometre is the transport of one tonne of goods across a distance of one kilometre.
International air traffic – the departure and / or destination point of a flight is in a foreign country.
Goods – property carried on board an aircraft (excl. stocks, mail or baggage), incl. the express and diplomatic parcels.
International flight – the take-off or landing of the flight is in another country.
Mail – dispatches of correspondence and other objects carried on an aircraft, which have been dispatched by and intended for delivery to postal administrations.
Non-scheduled flight – charter flight performed for remuneration. Flight carried out under a valid single air service licence.
Number of commercial flights – air transport flight or series of such flights performed by civil aircraft for remuneration to or from Community airports. Flights may be either scheduled or non-scheduled. Community airport is any area in a Member State, which is subject to the provisions of the Treaty and open for commercial air transport operations. Each Member State shall collect data on all Community airports in its territory with traffic in excess of 150,000 passenger units annually. According to Commission Regulation (EC) No 546/2005, the Tallinn/Ülemiste Airport (EETN) is subject to observation.
Number of passengers on board – the number of passengers, whose journey begins or terminates at the reporting airport, including connecting passengers and direct transit passengers.
Number of passenger seats available – the total number of passenger seats available for sale between each pair of airports on a flight stage (excluding seats not actually available for the carriage of passengers because of maximum gross weight limitation).
Passenger traffic turnover – measured in passenger-kilometres. One passenger-kilometre is the transport of one person across a distance of one kilometre.
Scheduled flight – flight possessing all the following characteristics:
- performed by aircraft for the transport of passengers, freight and/or mail for remuneration in such a manner, that on each flight, seats are available for individual purchase by members of the public (either directly from the airline or from its authorised agents);
- operated so as to serve traffic between the same two or more airports, either:
- according to a published timetable; or
- with flights so regular or frequent that they constitute a recognisably systematic series.
Volume of transport – to estimate the volume of transport, the variables – the total number of carried passengers and passenger traffic volume (in passenger-kilometres) – are used. To measure the amount of goods, the variables – the amount of goods (in tonnes) and freight turnover (in tonne-kilometres) – are used.
Tallinn Airport; air transport enterprises
List of active enterprises whose main activity is air transport. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
List of air operators compiled by the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration.
Estonia as a whole
Freight and passenger traffic through Tallinn airport 1993–2015
Passenger traffic through airports, freight traffic through airports 2001–2015
Carriage of passengers and freight by Estonian air transport enterprises 2001–…
Flight traffic through Tallinn airport by type of flight 2005–…
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Regulation (EC) No 158/2007 of 16 February 2007 amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the list of Community airports
Commission Regulation (EC) No 546/2005 of 8 April 2005 adapting Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the allocation of reporting-country codes and amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 as regards the updating of the list of Community airports
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1358/2003 of 31 July 2003 implementing Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air and amending Annexes I and II thereto
Regulation (EC) No 219/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Part Two
Regulation (EC) No 437/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 February 2003 on statistical returns in respect of the carriage of passengers, freight and mail by air
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
International Transport Forum (ITF)
United Nations (UN)
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Transport statistics is also available on the websites
Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Transport / Air transport” in the following tables:
TS191: Carriage of passengers and freight by estonian air transport enterprises (quarters)
TS203: Flight traffic through Tallinn airport by type of flight (quarters)
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
Data serve as input for statistical activities 20407 “Consumer price index”, 21401 “National accounts (annual)”, 21405 “National accounts (quarterly)”, 21408 “Supply and use tables” and 22029 “Transport of passengers and goods by transport enterprises”.
Glossary for Transport Statistics (prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, ITF and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
Reference Manual on Air Transport Statistics
Published in the Statistical Database, table TC40: Population, sample and respondents of transport enterprises.
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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Estonian Civil Aviation Administration
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In compliance with the rules (regulations)
The data are comparable to data of other European Union countries because common methodology has been used for transport statistics.
The data are comparable over time because common methodology has been used.
The data on freight and passenger transport volume are comparable to the same data in other activities of transport statistics.
The data are made internally coherent by using common methodology in data collection and the same rules of data aggregation.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the section Principles of dissemination of official statistics of the website of Statistics Estonia.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available within a year from the end of the reference period.
The population of the survey includes companies whose main activity is the air transport of passengers or goods and who have been issued an activity licence and airports located on the territory of Estonia. The population includes 18 air transport enterprises and Tallinn Airport. Census is used.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
Data are collected with the official statistics quarterly questionnaires “Air traffic” and “Air transport”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
In the case of missing or unreliable data, estimate imputation based on established regulations will be used.
Variables and statistical units which were not collected but which are necessary for producing the output are calculated. New variables are calculated by applying arithmetic conversion to already existing variables. This may be done repeatedly, the derived variable may, in turn, be based on previously derived new variables.
Microdata are aggregated to the level necessary for analysis. This includes aggregating the data according to the classification, and calculating various statistical measures.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.
Since 2017, the national component of the statistical activity is reduced (data collection with the questionnaire “Lennujaam” is discontinued) and the data of Estonian airports are not published in tables “Passenger traffic through airports” and “Freight traffic through airports”. Also the data table “Freight and passenger traffic through Tallinn airport” is not published.