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IATA Gender Diversity Pledge signed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic today joined more than 20 airlines to sign an International Air Transport Association (IATA) 25by2025 gender diversity pledge, committing to increase female participation at senior levels by 25% by the year 2025. The pledge was signed at the IATA Wings of Change conference on November 19. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBa...

World’s First Airbus A220-300 C Check performed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully completed its first scheduled C check on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Two months ago, airBaltic became the first airline entitled to provide a full scope of maintenance for Airbus A220-300 aircraft type. Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations of airBaltic: “After carrying more than 400 000 passe...

airBaltic Participates in Airbus A220 Tour Around the Pacific Region

airBaltic participates in a manufacturer’s Airbus extensive tour around the Pacific region showcasing its A220-300. In total airBaltic’s A220-300 will visit nine destinations in seven countries, including three stops in Asia on the return journey to Europe. The first stop of the tour was the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. The aircraft will then visit...

Original Order completed by airBaltic receiving its 20th Airbus A220-300

September 21, 2019 Riga, 20th Airbus A220-300 jet is received by airBaltic, registered as YL-AAT. By this the original Airbus A220-300 order of airBaltic if finalized. By the end of 2019, airBaltic plans to have a total of 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet of which two will be already from the additional order that was signed on May...

First airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type - airBaltic

Congratulations - airBaltic became the first airline obtaining a full scope maintenance capability for Airbus A220-300 type!  Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully passed the audit for Base Maintenance Capability for Airbus A220-300 carried out by the civil aviation authority of Latvia – Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), and received the certificate provi...

Back to school - airBaltic Pilot Academy’s Fifth Group of Students Begin Studies

The fifth group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy September 2, 2019. The fifth group of 13 students will become airBaltic pilots upon completion of the full-time programme in less than two years from now. Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: “We are proud that this is already the fifth g...

airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

airBaltic in July 2019 has transported 578 340 passengers or 28% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Each year July is the very peak of our summer season, and July 2019 has set a new growth record – +28% more passengers travelled with...

airBaltic Sees Strong Demand for Heavy Cabin Baggage

Since the introduction of the service by airBalticin March, more than 100 000 bookings for the heavy cabin baggage have been made by the airline’s passengers. Since March, airBalticpassengers can purchase additional weight of four kilograms for their free cabin baggage allowance for a price starting at EUR 9.99. By using the service, the total cabin bag allowance can reac...

Special Lithuanian Airbus A220-300 Livery from airBaltic

Due to the growing demand of airBaltic services in Lithuania airBaltichas created a special livery of its Airbus A220-300aircraft dedicated to Lithuania. NowairBaltic’s Airbus A220-300aircraft registered as YL-CSK is carrying the colours of the Lithuanian flag and the name of its capital – Vilnius.​ Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: &ld...

200 Million Euro Bond Issue Successfully Placed by airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic on July 23, 2019successfully placed a 200 million euro issue 6.75 percent 5-year bonds becoming the largest corporate bond issue originating from Latvia. The transaction was well received by the international and local investor community resulting in a final allocation to more than 100 investors from 25 countries and the demand for the securities exceeded s...

Improved Unaccompanied Minor Service by airBaltic

A very important aspect of air travel, which we are not exposing enough - unaccompanied minor travel. How good service is offered by airlines, what has to be improved, are there any issues to be more than careful about? Do you know what is Unaccompanied Minor, can he travel alone on the airplane, what services are offered in this special case? Let's have a look at the definition...

19th Airbus A220-300 of airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic on May 25, 2019 in Rigawelcomed its 19thAirbus A220-300jet, registered as YL-AAS. This was the fifth Airbus A220-300received this year and three more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with ...