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First among airlines CEOs airBaltic Martin Gauss Type Rated on Airbus A220

Indeed, this is the first airline CEO among all we know so far to be Type rated on Airbus A220! Congratulations!  President and Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic Martin Gauss has successfully completed his Airbus A220 type rating training course, enabling him to perform captain’s duties on the aircraft and becoming the first airline CEO in the world to have perfor...

Engage in the Development of RIX Cargo City - Riga Airport calls on investors

Continuing the development of the air cargo segment, Riga Airport has announced an international tender to attract an investor for the construction of a new multi-functional cargo handling and logistics complex in the Airport territory. To create the complex, the Airport offers investors an opportunity to acquire building rights for 30 years to a plot of land in an area of 1.5 hectares in the...

Happy 30th Anniversary - RAF-AVIA

RAF-AVIA celebrated its 30th Anniversary in October, 2020 which we believe is a remarkable milestone in today’s aviation industry. They have come a long way from being the carrier for a single manufacturer and first non-governmental airline in the former Soviet Union to a well-established cargo airline operating all over Europe and beyond. They have lived through political and...

airBaltic Goes Green with Digitalized Passenger Lists

airBaltic has taken yet another step in order to decrease additional use of paper – now it has replaced paper passenger onboarding lists with a digitalized solution. The new system provides increased operational efficiency.​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Sustainability is an integral part of our business and each of us strives to make this world bett...

airBaltic Will Fly to the New Berlin Brandenburg Airport

As of November 8, Latvian airline airBaltic will begin flights from Riga to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The last flight from Riga to Berlin Tegel Airport will take place on November 6. airBaltic first launched direct flights from Riga to Berlin back in 2002. At first, the airline flew to Berlin Tempelhof Airport, but moved its operations to Berlin Tegel later that year....

airBaltic to Maintain Essential Connectivity for the Baltics During Winter

As of October 25, the winter schedule of Latvian airline airBaltic is now in force. During this season, airBaltic plans to connect Riga with 40 destinations across its network, offering flights to major European business hubs and a small selection of leisure and skiing destinations. The planned winter schedule includes such skiing destinations as Kittilä, Munich, Vien...

Baltic Travel Group – flight through corona caused tourism crisis

Since the beginning of 2020 we all are living very unusual and complex situation due to corona pandemic. Never before nor any country neither any economy lived such lockdowns, such quarantine caused disasters. Do you imagine how this situation impacted travel industry? Where we all are related to each other – aircraft manufacturers, airlines, airports, travel agencies, hotels, and more an...

Greetings on airBaltic 25th anniversary

To honour the 25th anniversary since the Latvian airline airBaltic launched commercial operations, the airline’s employees are sending positive greetings to everyone all over the globe through a sincere video. The main idea behind the video is to show that it is important to celebrate milestones and show the strength of the team no matter the circumstances. airBalt...

airBaltic Announces New Safe Skiing Destination in Finland

Latvian airline airBaltic starting on December 19, 2020 will launch direct flights between Riga and Kittilä (Finland).  The new flights will be performed once a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The scheduled flight time to Kittilä will be one hour and 55 minutes. One-way ticket price to Kittilä starts at 79 EUR. ...

The Specialized Cargo Apron Starts Operating at Riga Airport

The new specialized cargo handling apron started operating at Riga Airport 16 October, welcoming “Atlas Air” Boeing 747-47U (F) aircraft. The new apron covers an area of 95 000 square metres in the northern part of the Airport and is directly connected to the territory where Riga Airport will develop its “cargo city” air cargo service and logistics...

The Number of Passengers Handled at Riga Airport Drops by Almost 70%

Operational data on the Airport performance in the first nine months of this year show that only 1.8 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which accounts for only about a third of last year's passenger volume. As compared to the first nine months of last year, the number of passengers has decreased by 69.6% at Riga Airport. In September, Riga Airport served 113.6 thousand...

ALFA - airBaltic Internal Leadership Program

airBaltic has launched the internal airBaltic Leaders for Future (ALFA) leadership program. The new program has been created with an aim to develop the company’s professionals and enhance their potential taking into account the company’s vision for the future. ALFA program is part of the employees’ career and personal development strategy as well as important for t...