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New airBaltic Record – 5 Million Passengers in 2019

airBaltic in 2019 has carried 5 049 317 passengers or 22% more than the year before to its network. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are reaching new heights and offering better connections to people travelling to and from the Baltics. In 2019, we continued our sustai...

Direct airBaltic flight to connect Riga and Yekaterinburg

  airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on April 1, 2020. The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russiato airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are delighted to a...

airBaltic took delivery of its 22nd Airbus A220-300

December 23, 2019 in Riga airBaltic welcomed its 22nd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAV. The 22ndAirbus A220-300 completes the planned new aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2019 and it is the second delivery of the additional order that was signed on May 28, 2018 for purchase of 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft with options for an additi...

20% More Passengers - airBaltic results in November

airBaltic has transported a total of 4 691 594 or 22% more passengers during the first eleven months of 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In November 2019, 346 369 passengers traveled with airBaltic and it was a 20% increase compared to last year. Martin Gauss, Chief Execut...

airBaltic Presented Airbus A220 Full Flight Simulator

airBaltic welcomed the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, partners, local and international media representatives to present the Airbus A220 highest standard full flight simulator in airBaltic Training facilities next to the Riga International Airport. This is the first new full flight simulator ever purchased by a Latvian c...

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...