“At the beginning of the year, we cut the prices of mobile tickets. They now cost the same as value tickets. Otherwise, ticket prices remained the same. The early part of the year has seen good growth in passenger numbers. We estimate ticket revenut to amount to 374 million euros this year, which would be 9.6 million euros more than expected,” says Suvi Rihtniemi, HSL Executive Director.
Operating income is estimated to total 731 million euros. Operating expenses are estimated to total 705 million euros, 18 million euros less than budgeted. In 2018, HSL is projected to fun a surplus of 7.5 million euros, while the budget provided for a loss of 21.5 million euros. The estimate is based on actual figures for the first four months of the year, i.e. it is only indicative.
Mobile ticket prices were cut at the beginning of the year. The tickets cost the same as value tickets. By mid-may, HSL’s mobile app had been downloaded by over one million times.