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13 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On November 14, 2022, 13 students graduated from the Latvian national airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 16th group of 15 students began their professional pilot studies.​ Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer, commented: “We are...

Direct passenger traffic at Riga Airport exceeds 90% of pre-pandemic figures in October

Preliminary data on Airport performance show that this October, Riga Airport handled 551 thousand passengers, with the number of direct passengers exceeding 90 % of the pre-pandemic figures. This year, the Airport has already handled almost 4.5 million passengers, and passenger growth trends continue to be positive. Since June, the number of passengers handled at the Airport has bee...

Riga Airport winter flight schedule offers direct flights to Africa

With the transition to wintertime this weekend, from 30 October, the list of autumn/winter flights will take effect at Riga Airport, offering passengers more than 70 direct destinations, including regular flights to Gran Canaria and Marrakesh on the African continent.  The list of winter flights from Riga currently includes 74 regular and charter flight routes, which will be operated by...

Number of passengers handled at Riga Airport approaches 4 million

In the first nine months of this year, Riga Airport has handled 3.94 million passengers, which is almost three times more than in the same period last year, shows the operational data on the Airport's performance in the first nine months of the year.  In September, the number of passengers handled at Riga Airport exceeded 534 thousand representing 60 % increase compared to September la...

airBaltic marks 27 year anniversary

In October 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic celebrates its 27th anniversary since the launch of commercial operations.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our growth over the last 27 years has been staggering – from just 190 flights in an average month of 1995 to 3 685 this August. We have achieved major milestones over the past 27 year...

RIX Airport City - an international tender for investors Riga Airport most significant development project of the decade

By announcing an international tender to attract investors and developers, Riga Airport is launching implementation of the strategically important RIX Airport City project with the aim to create a progressive airport city of the future providing not only traditional aviation services, but also creating an environment for the development of various businesses, offering multi-modal transpo...

Number of passengers at Riga Airport more than tripled

During the period between January and August this year, Riga Airport handled 3.4 million passengers, which is three times more compared to the indicators of the last year, shows the operational data on the airport's performance in the first eight months of the year.  As the summer travel season continues, number of travellers handled by Riga Airport in August this year exceeded 573 tho...

8 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On September 5, 2022, 8 students graduated from the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 14thgroup of 15 students began their professional pilot studies. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “This is the la...

airBaltic welcomes its 50 Millionth passenger

On August 31 airBaltic welcomed its 50 millionth passenger since the founding of the airline in 1995. The lucky passenger was Dace Jonaite, who landed at the airline’s home base in Riga Airport on board Airbus 220-300 aircraft from Vienna, Austria. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “This is a significant milestone for airBal...

airBaltic doubles passenger numbers in July

During July 2022, Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 414 500 passengers or by 98% more than during the same period last year. In July 2022, airBaltic performed 3 670 flights – by 43% more than during July 2021. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “So far in 2022, airBaltic has carried more than 1.7 million passeng...

Riga Airport Sustainability Strategy: reduced environmental impact, open governance and social responsibility

Riga Airport has developed a corporate Sustainability Strategy, which aims to reduce Airport's environmental impact, improve service quality, ensure an inclusive and safe working environment, promote fair commercial practices, and strengthen cooperation with the local community over the next eight years. “Understanding and having a clear action plan to embed environmental, economic, g...

Green light to show tattoos - airBaltic changes uniform rules

Latvian airBaltic announces that it has recently adjusted its uniform regulation, loosening rules for cabin crew, pilots and ground personnel. As of now, most tattoos, hairstyles and piercings are acceptable and can remain visible while performing direct duties.  Alīna Aronberga, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic, commented: “Until now we applied the same rule as the majorit...