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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...

airBaltic to Recruit 50 Technicians in 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic continues its expansion and is looking to attract 50 technicians in 2019 for its maintenance facilities at Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport. Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations of airBaltic: “We are improving our maintenance capabilities, and plan to perform C checks on the Airbus A220-300 by the end of the year ourselv...

airBaltic is Offering More Than 300 Destinations from Riga with One Stop

In summer season 2019, which will begin on March 31, airBalticwill enable passengers to choose from more than 300 destinations with one stop by using its partner airlines. In addition, airBaltic will launch eight new direct routes – five from Riga and three from Tallinn. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “The busy summer season will start al...

airBaltic Carries 12% More Passengers During First Month of 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 260 383 or 12% more passengers during January 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are excited to start the year with great results and higher demand from passengers across the Baltic states. We are set...

Mediterranean Islands Kos and Menorca – New airBaltic’s Routes

Latvian airline airBaltic announces the adding of two more leisure destinations to its network for the summer season of 2019. Starting in May, airBaltic will perform scheduled flights to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic will launch at least 8 new routes this year. Martin Gauss, CEOof airBaltic:“Demand for su...

airBaltic to Receive Market Leader Award by ATW for the Second Year in a Row

Aviation Week Network’s Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the information needs of the global airline and commercial air transport communities,has announced that the Latvian airline airBalticwill receive the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awardas the Market Leaderin theATW’s45thAnnual Airline Industry Achievement Awardsceremony on March 26...

FBO RIGA launched Embraer authorized service center

FBO RIGA, an operator of business aviation center at the Riga Airport, and Jet Flight Service, an international MRO provider for business aviation, announce the launch of an Embraer authorized service center at FBO RIGA. The first Embraer Legacy 650 aircraft has already finished C-check servicing at the new facility. The aircraft was undergoing a 96-month inspection together with the...

The year 2018 for Lithuanian Airports – the year of the leap: records have been hit in both number of the passengers and flights

The year 2018 will be recorded among the best aviation years for the company Lithuanian Airports, since new records were reached - 6.3 million passengers were served and 61 thousand flights were conducted. The biggest breakthrough occurred in the main airports of the country – Vilnius Airport; the year, however, was also very intensive for Kaunas and Palanga branches. Upon notifying of th...

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s Third Group of Students Begin Studies

Already the third group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academyon January 10, 2019.The third group of 11 students will become airBalticpilots upon completion of the full-time programme in less than two years from now. Pauls Cālītis, airBalticSVP Flight Operations: “The students that received their first epaulettes today h...

Most Punctual Airline in Europe - airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltichas retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAGanalysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports. airBaltichas been on the top of the...

Riga Airport Welcomes Its Seven Millionth Passenger

Riga Airport is winding up the year 2018 with a new record – on Thursday, 27 December, the Airport welcomed its seven millionth passenger Anete Kinčus flying airBaltic to Geneva. “While we are welcoming our this year’s seven millionth passenger, this symbolic figure has probably already been exceeded by several hundred. Riga Airport handles an average of 20 000 passengers a da...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Eleven Months of 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 842 952 or 18% more passengers during the first eleven months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In November 2018, 289 566 passengers or 15% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBal...