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Difficult upcoming months for airBaltic - further reduction of capacity

As the Coronavirus crisis continues, significantly affecting demand for air travel, airBaltic is forced to further decrease its overall capacity between April 15 and October 31, 2020, cancelling approximately 50% of its flights. Currently the airline is in the process of adjusting its network and flight schedule according to temporarily reduced fleet in the beginning of restarting the sc...

airBaltic Carries Face Masks and Respirators to Latvia

After a request from National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia this weekend airBaltic performed a special cargo flight to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China, bringing 900 000 face masks and 80 000 respirators made in Zhengzhou and Yiwu regions to Latvia. The special flight with airBaltic Airbus A220-300 registered as YL-C...

airBaltic Suspends All Flight Operations from March 17

The Government of the Republic of Latvia made a decision to tighten the security measures and suspend international air traffic starting on March 17 in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus. All airBaltic connections will be temporarily suspended starting on March 17 until April 14, 2020 inclusive, including operations of airBaltic from Estonia and Lithuania. Martin Gauss...

airBaltic Pilot Academy opens new hangar in Liepaja

President of the Republic of Latvia Egils Levits, airBaltic Training and the airline’s cooperation partners, opened a new hangar in Liepaja today, on March 12, which construction started last August. “If we look at the Baltic countries, airBaltic is the main passenger service provider, and airBaltic figures show that it is a growing company expanding into...

COVID-19: airBaltic to further decrease capacity and reduce staff

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis in the world and the changing daily environment on the network of airBaltic, the company will reduce the capacity for the upcoming three months further.In line with the additional capacity reduction, the number of employees, mainly crew, will be temporarily reduced by up to 250 people. The company will seek voluntary solutions, non-extension of probation...

airBaltic Further Reduces Capacity by 7%

airBaltic has made a decision to further decrease its overall capacity by 7% between March 29 and May 31, 2020. The airline has cancelled 370 additional flights in addition to previous schedule adjustments and cancelling flights from Riga to Milan and Verona. Passengers who have bookings for the affected flights will be contacted individually to offer them travel alternatives.  As...

The third fastest growing capital European airport - Riga Airport

Especially proud ( as a Latvian one) to congratulate Riga Airport - it has been recognized as the third fastest growing capital European airport by Airport Council International Air Traffic Report on airport performance last year. The report shows that Riga Airport, with a 10.5% passenger growth last year, was the third fastest growing airport among Europe's capital an...

Mobile booking boom for airBaltic

airBaltic saw an increase of mobile bookings by 84%  in 2019, compared to the year before. Already 21% of all bookings on airBaltic website were done on a mobile device.Jolanta Rema, VP e-Commerce of airBaltic: “Customer habits are changing, and we see that each year the number of people that purchase their flight tickets on mobile devices grows significantly. To pro...

New airBaltic Record – 5 Million Passengers in 2019

airBaltic in 2019 has carried 5 049 317 passengers or 22% more than the year before to its network. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are reaching new heights and offering better connections to people travelling to and from the Baltics. In 2019, we continued our sustai...

Direct airBaltic flight to connect Riga and Yekaterinburg

  airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on April 1, 2020. The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russiato airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are delighted to a...

airBaltic took delivery of its 22nd Airbus A220-300

December 23, 2019 in Riga airBaltic welcomed its 22nd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAV. The 22ndAirbus A220-300 completes the planned new aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2019 and it is the second delivery of the additional order that was signed on May 28, 2018 for purchase of 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft with options for an additi...

20% More Passengers - airBaltic results in November

airBaltic has transported a total of 4 691 594 or 22% more passengers during the first eleven months of 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In November 2019, 346 369 passengers traveled with airBaltic and it was a 20% increase compared to last year. Martin Gauss, Chief Execut...