50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

airBaltic Serves Over 3.5 Million Passengers In 2017

Download: Printable PDF Date: 16 Jan 2018 10:15 category:
Publisher:
airBaltic Serves Over 3.5 Million Passengers In 2017 - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Latvia Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Air Baltic

The Latvian airline airBaltic in 2017 has transported a total of 3 523 300 passengers or 22% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “2017 was an outstanding year for airBaltic. We launched 13 new destinations, introduced seven brand-new Bombardier CS300 aircraft and became the most punctual airline globally. During the second half of the year we beat our passenger records each month. Our team has done a fantastic job in making sure everything runs smoothly.”

“Now airBaltic is off to a very good start for 2018. This year we will offer our passengers an even greater choice of convenient travel opportunities with at least 8 new destinations added to our route map. We will continue the sustainable growth path and good operational results envisaged by our business plan Horizon 2021,” Gauss added.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at a level of 76% in 2017, which is a 2.0 percentage points more than in 2016. In 2017, airBaltic operated a total of 50 093 flights.

The regularity of airBaltic reached 99.43% in 2017, exceeding company’s internal target. That means that the airline operated more than 99 out of every 100 scheduled flights last year.

 

January – December, 2017

January – December, 2016

Changes

Number of passengers

3 523 300

2 891 365

+22%

Number of flights

50 093

43 872

+14%

Load factor

76%

74%

+2.0 percentage points

 

On January 3, 2018, it was announced that the Latvian airline airBaltic has been ranked No 1 globally in punctuality in 2017 by OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of a total of over 50 million flight records. airBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past four consecutive years. According to OAG, airBaltic achieved a punctuality rating of 90.01% for flights linking the Baltics to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle Least. It means that more than 90 out of 100 airBaltic flights arrived on time in 2017.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

 



Loading comments for airBaltic Serves Over 3.5 Million Passengers In 2017...


Recommended

First of two Fiji Airways A350 XWBs delivered

First airline from the South Pacific region, Fiji Airways,took delivery of the first of two A350 XWBs! Both aircraft are being leased from Dubai-based DAE Capital. The aircraft are the...

KLM Firms Up Order for E195-E2 Jets and Adds Six Further Aircraft

Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle...

Consistency, passion and positive attitude, that is what you need to succeed – meet Omar Hosari

I consider myself a very lucky person. I have the opportunity to exchange with TOP Managers of Aviation Industry globally. It is an amazing source of inspiration, of energy and motivation for me. Some...

Region First Approval to 3D Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering has collaborated with EOS and BigRep to open the region’s first additive manufacturing facility with Design and Production Approval from EASA. The laboratory, loc...