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airBaltic to Launch Flights from Riga to Lviv

Latvian airline airBalticwill launch a new direct service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. The new summer seasonal flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. It will be already the third airBalticdestination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa.     Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “By launching...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Receives Diamond Flight Simulator

airBaltic Pilot Academy has received Diamond Aircraft DSIM flight training simulator which was ordered earlier this year and now supplements the training aircraft used by the academy. The simulator will be based in airBalticTrainingfacilities in Riga. Pauls Calitis, SVP Flight Operations of airBaltic: “As we have gained first-hand experience in operating ...

airBaltic Launches Two New Direct Routes from Tallinn

airBalticon October 28, 2018 launched two new direct services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo. Since the expansion in Estonia, airBalticnow bases two aircraft at Tallinn Airport. The new flights offer convenient connections between Tallinn and the two cities. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officerof airBaltic: “We are strongly determined for further growth, and p...

airBaltic Meal Pre-order Sales Grow 45%

The Latvian airline airBaltichas seen significant growth in the number of economy passengers choosing among a selection of over 70 fresh meals they have added to their reservation. During the first three quarters of 2018, the sales through different selling points have improved by 45% in comparison to the same period last year.  Zane Pabērza, Inflight Services Manager of airBalti...

airBaltic Receives New Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Latvian airline airBaltic on October 13, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the second to last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSL. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft in its fleet.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 700 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third&...

airBaltic Introduces New Cabin Crew Uniforms

The Latvian airline airBalticstarting from October 15, 2018will gradually introduce new, improved uniformsfor flight attendants and pilots. In order to guarantee the best uniform design that would meet all flight crew needs, first an internal sketch contest was held. Designer Inese Alhimoviča then created the new airBalticuniform collection. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of&nb...

airBaltic Celebrates 23 Years in the Air

The Latvian airline airBaltic in October 2018 celebrates its 23rd anniversary since the launch of commercial operations. On October 1, 1995, airBaltic operated its first flight ever from Riga to Stockholm with the aircraft SAAB 340.   Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We have played a central role in connecting Baltics to the world, an...

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...