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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 ...

Flying to Kos or Menorca? Take airBaltic!

Latvian airlineairBaltic last weekend launched two more leisure destinations to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic have launched five new routes from Riga for this summer season.  Martin Gauss, CEOof airBaltic: “By launching Kos and Menorca, we now offer our passengers a chance to choose among eight differ...

Fly between Riga and Dublin with airBaltic

Scheduled flights between Riga and Dublin are launched!  Now airBaltic flies with the most modern commercial aircraft Airbus A220-300 aircraft to Dublin four times a week, with ticket prices starting at EUR 39.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are happy to start our summer season schedule by launching a long-awaited...

An Innovative User-centric Booking Engine to be introduced by airBaltic

Are you ready to discover an innovative User-centric Booking Engine?  Let's agree on the fact, that laste few decades there were not so many changes in the way we all are booking our flights. So let's see what is up with Finnish technology firm Reaktor and airBaltic, who are planning to introduce a state-of-the-art booking system that will make the customer experience o...

An Airbus A220 Full-Flight Simulator from CAE for airBaltic Training

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has ordered an Airbus A220 Level D full flight simulator from global aviation training leader CAE. The new CAE 7000XR Series simulator is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Introducing a single fleet type of up to 80 Airbus A220-300 aircraft also means that as an airline...