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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...

Exclusive - Armands Krauze on business aviation role

During IV Annual Baltic Business Aviation Conference we had amazing opportunity to talk with Armands Krauze, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia and find out his opinion regarding the role of business aviation in further country development. Q. What are your associations with the word aviation? A.K. Primarily I associate aviation with a convenient and fast...

Gauss: airBaltic Operations Exceed Expectations

airBaltic has achieved its highest monthly passenger numbers and load factors in the past three years, at the same time maintaining its high standards of operational excellence. Since the beginning of this year, airBaltic has generated a double-digit growth in passenger numbers over last year, while our load factor has passed the 80% mark. This means that we fill, on average, over 80 out of 100...

airBaltic to Improve Green Flying

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) co-sponsored “E-GEN” project to enable fleet-wide adoption of EGNOS satellite guided approaches within airBaltic network. Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new initiative “E-GEN” to further improve its green flying, as it sets out to reduce emissions and cost. Pauls Cālītis, Senior Vice President Flight Operations of airBaltic: &l...

Baltijas Helikopters at a closer look

After the opening of  the first EU certified heliport in Riga passenger port 50 skyshades had an amazing possibility to interview Aldis Pauga, the owner of Baltijas Helikopters. Q.Aldis! Could you tell us more about your company history? What is Baltijas Helikopters? We are pretty long time on the market. Since 2000 we have our AOC, which now is renewed according to latest EU regulation...

Video: airBaltic Pilots About Bombardier CS300

Latvian airline airBaltic is the first operator of Bombardier CS300 aircraft.  Multiple teams and professionals at airBaltic are currently undergoing specialised training to prepare for the CS300’s entry into service. This is a 100% new aircraft in the way that you fly it, maintain it and enjoy it as a passenger, and airBaltic team members have shared their views of the new aircraft in...

Riga from a helicopter

Last Wednesday "Riga Passenger Terminal" and "Baltic helicopter” opened the first certified heliport in Riga passenger port. During the opening event there were presented several  «Bell» helicopters, as an example  A class "Bell 429". "Bell Helicopter» representative Jakub Hoda explained that modern helicopters are used fo...