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airBaltic – “Open Door” for New Crew in Estonia

The Latvian airline airBaltic hosted its second “open door” initiative in Estonia, Tallink City Hotel for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan. Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic: “2017 is already a very exciting year for airBaltic – we have at least 13 new destinations on...

airBaltic Receives Third CS300 Aircraft

Last weekend the Latvian airline airBaltic received the third of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets on firm order. The modernized airBaltic fleet will ensure growth of the carrier with at least 13 additional routes and +15% more tickets on sale in 2017. The third CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSC, arrived in Riga on April 1, 2017. The flight time was seven hours and 18 minutes and aircraft covered...

airBaltic – Growth and Profit in 2016

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved its first year of growth after the successful turnaround period, and demonstrated positive results, both on EBIT and net income. “After an intensive period of turnaround airBaltic is back on a profitable growth path and able to offer lower prices and more destinations with our brand new aircraft”, says Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer...

airBaltic Launches Vilnius – Paris

On March 26, the Latvian airline airBaltic launched flights on Vilnius – Paris route. The route offers more convenient travel options for travellers from Lithuania and France.   Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to return to Vilnius –Paris route, as we now see encouraging demand. The service from Vilnius adds to the existing Riga...

airBaltic Adds New Summer Routes

This weekend the Latvian airline airBaltic, will switch to the summer flight schedule and start offering popular destinations, thus linking the Baltic region with attractive summer vacation spots. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to enter this season with such a long list of new routes for your getaway this summer.” For the summe...

airBaltic CS300 Logs 1000 Hours

The Latvian airline airBaltic has completed more than 500 flights and flown over 1000 block hours with the brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft – the greenest commercial aircraft in the world. Martin Sedlacky, Chief Operations Officer of airBaltic: “This is the best entry in service of a new aircraft type for airBaltic. The CS300 beats our expectations, and we are very happy. We...

airBaltic to Recruit Crew in Estonia

The Latvian airline airBaltic hosted its “open door” initiative in Estonia for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan. Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic: “airBaltic has started a very exciting year - we have at least 12 new destinations on our route map for better connectivity in the whole...

airBaltic to launch Riga – Abu Dhabi service

The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch a direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi on October 29, 2017. airBaltic will operate the Riga – Abu Dhabi route 4 times weekly with a long-range Bombardier CS300 aircraft. Etihad Airways will be its codeshare partner on the route. Martin Gauss, C...

airBaltic Passengers Up + 18%

In January 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 187 996 passengers or +18% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In January the airline operated 3 463 flights, or +14% more than in the same period of 2016, when airBaltic operated 3 032 flights. The airline’s load factor, which represents th...

airBaltic to Launch Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Kazan, Russia on April 26, 2017. The new route will offer convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to open Kazan – it will add to our excellent Moscow and St. Petersburg services in Russia. The new route will st...

Flight Consulting Group and Insat-Aero celebrate fifteenth anniversary of collaboration

2016 is marked by an event important for Flight Consulting Group (FCG) and INSAT-AERO: they celebrate the anniversary of their collaboration. Exactly 15 years ago, INSAT-AERO and Flight Consulting Group entered into their first business agreement. So, Flight Consulting Group got a new, and, importantly, loyal customer ― the air fleet controlled by INSAT-AERO was transferred to Flight Consulting Gr...

airBaltic Accelerates Growth in 2017

The Latvian airline airBaltic achieved +10% passenger growth in 2016, and is set to accelerate its growth with +16% of additional tickets or seats on sale in 2017 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic Martin Gauss: “We are proud that 2016 was a successful year for airBaltic and we are off to a v...