On the other hand, the company's ferries were boarded by fewer passengers, a decrease of 1.4% year-on-year to a total of 4,897,632 travellers.
Jan Hanses, CEO and President, Viking Line, commented, "Results for the first three quarters of the financial year were better than the same period last year. I am especially pleased with the increased sales and improved sales contribution per passenger as well as the lower operating expenses. The favourable trend from the second quarter continued during our peak season, which is the year's most important period economically. The positive trend for sales and the sales contribution per passenger continued."