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16 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On May 16, 2022, 16 students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 12th group of nine students began their professional pilot studies. Transport Minister Talis Linkaits, congratulating graduates and new students of...

airBaltic starts recruitment of 120 pilots

In line with the gradual recovery of the aviation market, airBaltic announces that it has started recruitment of a total of 120 additional pilots, including graduates of the airBaltic Pilot Academy. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “While we continue to employ our airBaltic Pilot Academy graduates and rehire former employees, this time our...

airBaltic participates in Airbus A220 tour around Asia-Pacific region

airBaltic participates in an aircraft manufacturer Airbus’ demonstration tour around the Asia-Pacific region showcasing its latest A220-300 aircraft. During the tour, airBaltic’s A220-300 will visit a total of four destinations in the region. The first three stops of the tour were Sydney, Australia, Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam. The aircraft will t...

airBaltic opens Tampere base

airBaltic has opened a new base in Tampere, Finland. airBaltic will connect Tampere with seven direct flights in addition to continued operations to Riga, Latvia. The opening of the new base took place during a special event in Tampere. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As of today we call Tampere one of our bases. The opening of the new base provide...

airBaltic wet leases one Ukraine International Airlines aircraft

airBaltic has agreed to wet lease one Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. Aircraft and its crew will perform flights within airBaltic network short term starting from May 1, 2022. Martin Gauss, airBaltic Chief Executive Officer: “Ukraine International Airlines has been a reliable long-term partner of airBaltic. It is...

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 seat count increased up to 149

airBaltic reports that as the Airbus A220-300 aircraft is now certified to operate up to 149 seats, the company’s fleet is undergoing gradual change in cabin configuration, unblocking additional seats that couldn’t be used previously. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic commented: “In late February we received our first airBaltic Ai...

New codeshare agreement - airBaltic and ITA Airways

ITA Airways and airBaltic are starting codeshare cooperation that will open new and wider travel opportunities. airBaltic customers will benefit from convenient access to various destinations in Italy. At the same time, ITA Airways passengers can now purchase tickets to Riga on direct flights from Rome (Fiumicino) and Milan (Malpensa). airBaltic will expa...

European Commission approved airBaltic equity increase of 45 Million Euro

The European Commission on December 21, 2021, under EU State aid rules, has approved a part of the Latvian government's investment of €45 million into the equity of the Latvian airline airBaltic to compensate the losses caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and to support overcoming the economic crisis. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Th...