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airBaltic launches direct flights from Zurich to Usedom Island

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 14, 2016, launched a new direct route between Zurich and the sunny German Island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “The new route complements our existing services from Dortmund and Frankfurt to Heringsdorf. In collaboration with our partners, we are delighted to offer this popular summer holiday desti...

Record Profit for airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic achieved a net profit of EUR +19.5 million for the full year of 2015, significantly surpassing results a year earlier of EUR +10.7 million and ensuring sustained profitability for the company.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “airBaltic has been profitable for three consecutive years. This is an excellent foundation to build on, as our Ho...

airBaltic Online Check-in Extended to Five Days

Latvian airline airBaltic has improved its online check-in system, allowing passengers to check-in for their flights up to five days before departure. “This is good news for our customers. Now airBaltic passengers can check-in  and choose their preferred seats much earlier, up to five days before their scheduled departure,’’ said Laura Vecvanaga, Vice President Ground Op...

airBaltic Celebrates 20 Years in Minsk

This week, the Latvian airline airBaltic celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Riga – Minsk service. Since 1996, airBaltic has carried almost 210 thousand passengers on the route and today it offers convenient connections between the cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region and Scandinavia. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We started out in Min...

airBaltic Share Capital Increase Completed

Yesterday the Shareholder Meeting of airBaltic decided the share capital increase of the Company by 131 152 036 shares with the nominal value of each share being EUR 1.  The newly approved share capital of airBaltic will now constitute EUR 256 472 824, composed of 256 472 824 shares. The share capital increase procedure is thus completed.  After the share capital increase, the Latvian...

Estonia – Champion of Growth for airBaltic

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved +24% growth in passengers travelling to and from Estonia in March 2016. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Estonia is a champion in our Horizon2021 plan. Those travelling to and from Tallinn have welcomed our new direct flights particularly warmly. Estonia is a fast growing market, and with 24% more travellers every month from t...

airBaltic Awarded for Exceptional Performance

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved exceptional performance and was recognised as a leading operator of Q400NextGen aircraft by Bombardier. Martin Sedlacky, Chief Operations Officer of airBaltic: “Our customers can rely on a consistently punctual service, and we achieved the best on-time performance globally for two years running in 2014 and 2015. This requires robust operations,...

airBaltic Welcomes EU Strategy for Aviation

Speaking at a public hearing in Brussels, Martin Gauss, CEO of the Latvian airline airBaltic, expressed support for the European Commission’s holistic approach to aviation.  “It is good”, he said, “that the EU Commission recognises the economic value of aviation. airBaltic does indeed provide for reliable connectivity within the Baltic region, and, together with our...

airBaltic launches direct flights between Tallinn and Vilnius

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on April 18, relaunches direct flights between Tallinn, Estonia and Vilnius, Lithuania, significantly strengthening its positions in the Baltic region. The 10-weekly service will help  consolidate the Baltic market and reinforce its connectivity with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the CIS. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBalt...

Latvia’s airBaltic Increases its Firm C Series Order to 20 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

CS300 aircraft’s first operator airBaltic and Bombardier enter into a firm agreement to convert seven option aircraft to firm as Riga-based airline transitions to all-Bombardier fleet. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) has converted its remaining seven option aircraft to firm. This latest orde...

New Headquarters and Crew Centre for airBaltic

Today the Minister for Transport of Latvia, Uldis Augulis, and CEO of airBaltic, Martin Gauss, hold an official opening of the new airBaltic headquarters featuring the most modern crew centre in the Baltic region. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Offering a superb product to our customer is priority. We are delighted that our new facility with its modern crew centre en...

airBaltic Links Amsterdam with All Baltic Capitals

The Latvian airline airBaltic has launched its Amsterdam – Tallinn route, for the first time in history establishing direct links from the Dutch capital to all three Baltic capitals. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management airBaltic: “With the opening of our new route, airBaltic now offers the best service from Amsterdam to the Baltic region. We operate up to four flights daily fr...