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New beginning - airBaltic starts several routes from Riga and Tallinn

Great news, airBaltic green tails are back to the skies! After a decision from the Government of Latvia to enable international passenger traffic between Baltic states and receiving all of the necessary permissions, on May 18 airBaltic will resume daily direct flights from Riga to Tallinn and Vilnius. Necessary permissions allows airBaltic to resume direct flights from Tallinn...

Government investment in airBaltic will return multiple times for Latvia - Martin Gauss

On May 11, the CEO of airBaltic Martin Gauss presented and shared the experience on how airBaltic is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how the new business strategy looks and what the future holds for Baltic economies.  Preparedness and fast adaption to the situation.  airBaltic had a well-developed crisis plan for various economic and operational crisis of the...

To overcome crisis - airBaltic secures equity

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, as the majority shareholder of Latvian airline airBaltic, has today approved the investment of up to EUR 250 million into the equity of airBaltic in order to mitigate the company to overcome the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Martin Gauss, the CEO of airBaltic, said: “With this new equity investment, we...

Martin Gauss on situation in aviation industry, airBaltic present and future

I am born Latvian. Despite possible critics, for me it is a special feeling, a proud, to see green tail of airBaltic aicraft arround the Europe. The actual situation in aviation industry is more than complicated for giants, it is quite evident that it is even more difficult for smaller companies.  I had the opportunity to discuss the present and the future of Latvian airline with Martin Gauss...

What happens to airBaltic aircraft during downtime

Currently most of airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft are parked wing by wing at Riga International Airport, waiting for the moment they can take off above the clouds again. Only some of them continue operating special flights to bring home the inhabitants of the Baltic States and transport face masks and respirators for medical needs. Meanwhile technical department continues work...

airBaltic Schedules Additional Flights from Vienna, Frankfurt and Amsterdam

After a request from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and with permit from the Ministry of Transport, Latvian airline airBaltic has scheduled additional special flights from Vienna, Frankfurt and Amsterdam to Riga and vice versa. These flights one way will be able to transport up to 140 passengers. Flight to and from Vienna will take place on April 29. Flights to...

Significant cost reduction achieved by airBaltic

Since the beginning of the crisis caused by the spread of the Coronavirus, Latvian airline airBaltic has taken severe steps to ensure sufficient liquidity of the company enabling airBaltic to operate during a longer period with lower demand. airBaltic took a decision to decrease its overall capacity between April 15 and October 31, 2020, cancelling approximately 50% of...

airBaltic Carries Next One Million Face Masks to Latvia

Latvian airline airBaltic this week performed the second special cargo flight to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China, bringing around one million face masks made in Zhejiang and Jiangsu regions to Latvia. The total flight time to the Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport was 6 hours, but the flight back on April 10 took 6 hours and 50...