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Eighth group of airBaltic Pilot Academy students begin studies

The eighth group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy today, on September 21, 2020. The eighth group of 11 students will receive a commercial pilot licence upon completion of the full-time program in less than two years from now. Pauls Cālītis, COO of airBaltic: “We launched our Pilot Academy almost...

The 23rd Airbus A220-300 of airBaltic received

On September 20, 2020 airBaltic welcomed  in Riga its 23rd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAW. The 23rd aircraft is one of the 50 Airbus A220-300 airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options for the same aircraft type. By the end of 2020 airBaltic plans to have a total of 25 Airbus A220-300 jet...

Self-isolation rules - airBaltic carried less passengers in August

In August 2020 airBaltic carried 137 830 passengers or 9% less comparing to July 2020 from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “August was the third full month of scheduled operations for airBaltic and perhaps the toughest yet. After a relatively solid July, due to widespre...

We think greener, we fly greener - airBaltic CEO at Riga Aviation Forum

During the 2020 Riga Aviation Forum scientific conference, which took place on September 9 and was devoted to sustainability, I had the opportunity to address this important topic which is a crucial part of our business.  The aviation industry has been working hard towards more sustainable operations and with common efforts has demonstrated great results. We in aviation industr...

Direct flights between Vilnius and Kyiv with airBaltic

airBaltic announces that it will launch new direct flights from Vilnius to Kyiv on October 6th. The new flights will be performed three times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.  Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are ready to provide additional connectivity from all three Baltic capitals. While following all of the restrictions and recommendations from offi...

Latvian aviation recovery – home of airBaltic with Pauls Calitis

While experts are discussing the impact of corona crisis on global aviation industry, 50skyshades had amazing opportunity to see by ourselves how Latvian aviation industry is living the recovery after this unprecedent crisis. Latvian national airline - airBaltic - welcomed us at their home at Riga International Airport. We had great discussion with Chief Operation Officer Pauls Calitis, it is a pl...

Covid-19 for airBaltic -185 million consolidated loss in the first half of 2020

As a result of the Coronavirus crisis, revenue and the number of passengers carried by the Latvian airline airBaltic has significantly decreased, and according to airBaltic's unaudited consolidated financial results for the first six months of 2020, the group suffered loss of EUR 184.8 million. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “W...

airBaltic Club Integrates PINS Loyalty Program

airBaltic travel loyalty program, branded as the airBaltic Club, is in the process of fully integrating the PINS program under one brand therefore providing even more attractive offers to the customers. Māris Rudens, Managing Director of SIA Loyalty Services: “The joint loyalty program airBaltic Club is set for a change to become larger and more reward...