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FBO RIGA Celebrates 3 Years of Success

FBO RIGA business aviation center celebrates its 3rd anniversary. It opened its doors in Riga International Airport (RIX) in September, 2015, becoming a new gateway to the east from Europe and the main arrival and departure point for the majority of business aviation flights in Latvia. In 2017, FBO RIGA handled more than 4,000 passengers. FBO RIGA is the most modern and technically advanced bus...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Summer

The Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 2 770 047 or 18% passengers more during the first eight months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In August 2018, 440 562 passengers or 14% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. In addition in summer seasonairBalticcarried +18%...

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s Second Group of Students Begin Studies

The Latvian airline airBaltictoday, on September 10, 2018, began studyprocess already for the second group of students of airline’s newly established Pilot Academy. The second group of 12 students will become airBalticpilots upon completion of the full-time programme in about two years from now. Pauls Cālītis, airBalticSVP Flight Operations: “We saw a tremen...

airBaltic Shows Service Reliability in 2018

Latvian airline airBaltichas reached a regularity rate of 99.8% in the first eight months of 2018. It means that only 0.2% of the planned flights were cancelled due to such reasons as weather or strikes in Europe among others. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “As we are continuing our sustainable growth path, it is essential to maintain the level of service and punctuality a...

BOSTON FOR 99€ WITH PRIMERA AIR

Primera Air, the low-cost Nordic airline, has just launched an exclusive offer for their Paris – Boston route with limited fares available for 99€ one way or 185€ for a round trip. Lucky travellers will be able to fly at an ultra competitive fare to the capital and biggest town of Massachusetts, and discover this town often overshadowed by it’s East Coast neighbours. With...

airBaltic Receives Eleventh Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Latvian airline airBaltic on August 25, 2018 in Rigawelcomed its eleventh Airbus A220-300jet, registered as YL-CSK. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft in its fleet.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 450 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third airBalticpassen...

Jurmala Business Aviation Forum was a great success!

Latvia’s business aviation forum reimagined the format of an industry event Jurmala Business Aviation Forum (JUBAF) that took place in Jurmala, Latvia, August 16-18, 2018 was a great success. The event became a valuable source of information and practical business solutions attended by about 70 business aviation professionals from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Engl...

airBaltic Carries Over 450 000 Passengers in July

The Latvian airline airBaltic in July 2018has transported a record high number ofpassengers – 452 646 or 15% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.From January till July 2018, 2 329 485 or +19% passengers travelled with airBaltic. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic:...

airBaltic Announces First Destinations of Summer 2019

Latvian airlineairBaltic announces its first destination for the summer season of 2019, which will begin in late March. Next season airBalticcontinues to expand its offer in Tallinn, by adding new flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen starting June 2019. In addtion,airBalticwill add scheduled flights to Stuttgart from Riga starting March 31, 2019. Martin Gauss, CEOof airBalt...

airBaltic Reaches 1 500 Employee Mark

Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 1 500themployee. The newest member of the airBalticteam will be working as a technician taking care of aircraft technical maintenance. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: ”We are delighted to announce that we have reached our highest employee mark in the 23-year history of the airline. I am proud to work with a str...

Business aviation professionals will give insight in market trends at Jurmala Business Aviation Forum

Jurmala Business Aviation Forum (JUBAF) has released the agenda of the event that will take place in Jurmala, Latvia, August 16-18, 2018. Industry experts and executives of business aviation companies, brokers, FBOs and MRO providers from Europe, the CIS and Russia will give their vision and insights in market trends, and discuss successful business approaches and best practices.  Sta...

airBaltic Continues Serving Nice in Winter Season

Latvian airline airBaltic has made a decision to continue its flights connecting Riga and Nice also during the upcoming winter season. The route will offer travellers from Nice and Riga a convenient connection between the two cities until early January and then restart already in early March. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to offer our pa...