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airBaltic launches flights between Riga and Geneva

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 4, 2017, launched a direct route linking Riga and Geneva. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Switzerland and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “Geneva is a popular destination for business and leisure. With improved connections between Riga and Geneva, travelers have new, conven...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Stavanger

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 2, 2017, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Stavanger. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Norway and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to launch operations on Riga – Stavanger route and offer new attractive summer destinations for travelers from Balti...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Aberdeen

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched a direct route linking Riga and Aberdeen. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from United Kingdom and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add Aberdeen to our expanding route map. Aberdeen is known as the "granite city" due to the large number of buildings made fro...

airBaltic Launches Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic on April 26, 2017 launched a new route between Riga and Kazan in Russia. The new route offers a convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia, as well to Riga and beyond to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to add Kazan, Russia to our rout...

World's First Charter Flights on CS300 launched

The Latvian airline airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija have jointly launched the world's first charter flights with Bombardier CS300 aircraft. For the summer season, charter flights will connect Riga with Antalya (Turkey), Heraklion (Greece), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Rimini (Italy). airBaltic will fly several times a week to these sunny destinations. Konstantins Palgovs, General Manager of Tez Tou...

airBaltic Passengers Up + 12%

In March 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 224 921 passengers or +12% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the first three months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 588 768 passengers. In March the airline operated 3 667 flights, or +14% more than in the same period of 2016, when ai...

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...