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airBaltic Launches Flights from Riga to Sochi

The Latvian airline airBalticyesterday, on May 14, 2018, launched a new route from Riga International Airportto Sochi International Airport. The new route offers new travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia with convenient connections via Riga. In addition, this summer Sochi will beone of the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup and the new connection via Riga will o...

SmartLynx Airlines turnover increased by 21% in 2017; company planning to expand operations to North America and Canada

A consolidated audit of SmartLynx Airlines, the leading ACMI and charter provider in the EU on Airbus A320, second largest passenger air carrier and third largest passenger carrier in Latvia, shows that the net turnover of the company in 2017 increased by 21% to EUR 131.5 million. Aircraft wet lease services represent 56% of the company’s business portfolio, with charter flights representing...

airBaltic Launches Flights from Riga to Almaty

The Latvian airline airBaltic yesterday, on April 29, launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Almaty in Kazakhstan. The new service offers convenient travel between the two cities, and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, and the CIS. Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President of Network Management at airBaltic:"We are delighted to...

airBaltic Welcomes Millionth Bombardier CS300 Passenger

April 24, the Latvian airline airBalticwelcomed its millionth passenger traveling on the brand new Bombardier CS300aircraft since the launch of commercial operations of the aircraft on December 14, 2016. The lucky millionth passenger was Santa Klēģere, who arrived at Riga International Airport on board an airBaltic flight from Paris. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer...

airBaltic Pilot Academy’s First Students Start Studies

The Latvian airline airBaltictoday, on April 16, 2018, began studyprocess for the first group of students of airline’s newly established Pilot Academyat airBalticTraining. The first group of 12 students will become airBalticpilots upon completion of the full-time programme in about two years from now.​ Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: &ldqu...

airBaltic Launches Flights from Riga to Lisbon and Gdansk

The Latvian airline airBaltic entered on March 27 the summer season by launching two new routes from Riga International Airport to Lisbon and Gdansk. This afternoon airBaltic will also launch a new route connecting Tallinn and London.Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President of Network Management at airBaltic: “We are delighted to start our summer schedule by launching three new r...

Nine New Routes for airBaltic This Summer

The Latvian airline airBaltic, starting on March 27, will enter the summer season with nine new routes and improved schedule linking the Baltic region with sunny destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our passengers are always the focus when deciding on new routes, and we are delighted that for this summer season...

airBaltic Growth Story Continues Also in February

The Latvian airline airBaltic in February 2018 has transported 215 839 passengers or 23% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. This is a new record number of carried passengers in February in the history of the airline. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “It takes a lot of effort to improve our performance for so...

airBaltic Receives the World's Most Punctual Airline Award

On February 28, 2018 at Riga International Airport the World’s Most Punctual Airline Award ceremony was held. The Senior Analyst at OAG John Grant visited Riga and awarded the Latvian airline airBaltic in three categories – the world’s most punctual airline, the most on time airline in Europe and the first in mainline category in 2017. On January 3, 2018, it was announced that...

airBalticTraining Orders Four Diamond Aircraft

airBalticTraining has ordered three single-engine DA40 NG training aircraft and one twin-engine DA42-VI training aircraft from Diamond Aircraft for the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining with the option of adding another eleven planes from Diamond. In addition, airBalticTraining has also ordered a DSIM flight training simulator. Deliveries of the aircraft are expe...

High-tech solutions used in airborne inspection of Latvian power grids

In this age of new technologies, all industries are trying to implement innovative solutions to make their daily operations easier and more efficient. As is the Latvian transmission systems operator Augstsprieguma tīkls AS (AST), which has ordered the first-ever innovative power line inspection and data management in order to identify structures and objects that threaten power grids and could lead...

airBaltic Starts 2018 with Strong Passenger Growth in January

The Latvian airline airBaltic in January 2018 has transported 233 334 passengers or 24% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, this is the record number of carried passengers in January in the history of the airline. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are excited to start the year with great...