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48 graduates of the Pilot Academy joined airBaltic in 2022

48 airBaltic Pilot Academy students have joined airBaltic as First Officers after graduating in 2022. Overall, there are 67 active students for now, and four new study groups will be formed in 2023 – in February, May, September and November. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “The previous year has been rich for the Pilot Academy&...

airBaltic will equip the entire fleet with SpaceX Starlink

airBaltic will equip its entire Airbus A220-300 fleet with SpaceX Starlink internet connectivity system. Every passenger will benefit from complimentary, in-flight high-speed internet access during all airBaltic flights without hassles or login pages. From the moment passengers walk onto the plane, they’ll have access to the internet. Developed by&n...

airBaltic received its 39th Airbus A220-300

On December 31, 2022 airBaltic welcomed its 39th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABM, in Riga. This was the seventh Airbus A220-300 aircraft delivery for airBaltic in 2022. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase...

airBaltic performs maintenance for Air Austral A220-300

Beginning December 2022 airBaltic performed the scheduled A-Check technical maintenance and engine replacement for an Airbus A220-300 aircraft of the French carrier Air Austral. The work was done by a team of 10 airBaltic technicians, and it was the first time that such maintenance was performed for an aircraft of another airline. Andris Vaivads, Senior Vice P...

airBaltic marks one year of passenger handling at Riga Airport

As of late November 2022, the Latvian airline airBaltic marked a one year anniversary, since establishing its own in-house full service passenger handling and flight coordinator divisions at Riga Airport. The new ground handling model has strengthened operational performance at the airline’s home base, also increasing both competitiveness and passenger satisfaction.​ Laura Vecva...

13 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On November 14, 2022, 13 students graduated from the Latvian national airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 16th group of 15 students began their professional pilot studies.​ Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer, commented: “We are...

airBaltic marks 27 year anniversary

In October 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic celebrates its 27th anniversary since the launch of commercial operations.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our growth over the last 27 years has been staggering – from just 190 flights in an average month of 1995 to 3 685 this August. We have achieved major milestones over the past 27 year...

airBaltic welcomes its 50 Millionth passenger

On August 31 airBaltic welcomed its 50 millionth passenger since the founding of the airline in 1995. The lucky passenger was Dace Jonaite, who landed at the airline’s home base in Riga Airport on board Airbus 220-300 aircraft from Vienna, Austria. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “This is a significant milestone for airBal...