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AirBaltic: CS300 performance ‘exceeding expectations’

Latvian carrier airBaltic reported its Bombardier CS300 operation performance is exceeding expectations since launching scheduled flights in December. The CS300 launch customer took delivery of the aircraft Nov. 28, 2016, and launched its first flight from Riga to Amsterdam Dec. 14. It received its second CS300 Dec. 31. The two aircraft have completed more than 100 flights and flown o...

airBaltic Receives the Second CS300 Aircraft

The Latvian airline airBaltic has received the second of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets on firm order. The modernized fleet will ensure growth of the carrier with at least 10 additional routes and 16% more tickets on sale in 2017.   The second CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSB, departed from Montreal Mirabel shortly before midnight local time on the last day of 2016 and arrived in Riga in...

airBaltic Brings Record Passenger

The Latvian airline airBaltic brought the record passenger to Riga airport this year – Ms Airi Noor, an Estonian travelling from Tallinn to Riga. Ms Noor was number 5 390 000th customer serviced at Riga International Airport this year. The addition of brand new and larger CS300 jets to airBaltic fleet means that the carrier can offer 16% more tickets in 2017, as the number of available se...

Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Successfully Starts Revenue Service with airBaltic

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulated launch operator airBaltic on the superb execution of the CS300 aircraft’s first commercial flight. With 120 passengers aboard, including local media, the flight departed Riga and landed in Amsterdam. airBaltic is operating the CS300 aircraft in a 145-seat, two-class configuration. The airline has ordered a total of 20 CS300 aircraft. “air...

SmartLynx Airlines – second largest passenger air carrier in Latvia

Based on the aggregated financial data for 2015, with a net turnover of EUR 84.5 million, which is a 9.3% increase over 2014, Latvian charter airline SmartLynx Airline is the second among passenger air carriers and third among all passenger carriers in Latvia. The company’s profit last year was EUR2.86 million. Consolidated financial data show that the company’s turno...

airBaltic Announces World Debut of CS300

The Latvian airline airBaltic will start Bombardier CS300 commercial operations on December 14, 2016 on its route linking Riga with Amsterdam. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “CS300 is a great aircraft, and a great improvement for our customers this Christmas. We are delighted to announce that the historic first airBaltic commercial flight with Bombardier CS300 will li...

airBaltic Starts a Massive Recruitment Campaign

The Latvian airline airBaltic is planning to recruit around 1,000 professionals over the next five years, to support the carrier’s growth under Horizon2021 business plan. Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic: “airBaltic is scheduled to take delivery of its first Bombardier CS300 aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2016. This will create new and better flight connect...

airBaltic launches Geneva – Riga route for 2017

The Latvian airline airBaltic will introduce a new route between Geneva and Riga for the next summer season. The flight will start on May 4, 2017, and will be operated with a Boeing 737-300 (capacity of 144 seats). Direct flights between the two cities are scheduled on Monday, Thursday and Friday. The airline will leave Riga at 07:55 to arrive in Geneva at 09:45. On the way back, the plane will...

airBaltic Adds Routes for 2017

For the next summer season, starting on March 26, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic will introduce at least eight new routes, thus improving connections to the Baltic region. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “airBaltic is an important link of the Baltic region with the rest of the world. As part of our Horizon 2021 business plan we will improve our connections to key airpor...

airBaltic Leads Growth in Baltic Region

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved the fastest growth in passenger numbers among the top carriers serving the Baltic region in the peak summer month of July. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We thank our customers for choosing to fly with airBaltic during the busiest travel season. As a result, we have achieved the fastest growth across all of the Baltic market...

airBaltic joins Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance

Latvian airline airBaltic has become a member of Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG). Martin Gauss, airBaltic Chief Executive Officer: “Strong corporate governance has been the backbone of airBaltic as we transformed into a profitable airline, and it will define our future under the Horizon 2021 business plan, designed to reinforce our position in the Baltic region.”...

Latvia’s airBaltic Signs Up for Bombardier C Series Aircraft Smart Parts Program

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) announced today that the airline has selected Bombardier’s Smart Parts Program to provide component support for its fleet of  20 all-new    C Series aircraft.  The  five-year agreement positions airBaltic as the second customer for the C Series aircraft Smart Parts Prog...