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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...

airBaltic Customer Satisfaction Peaks

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved its highest customer satisfaction ratings in the past three years, according to a comprehensive survey of travelers. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our customer satisfaction is at its peak. And all our customer groups tell us of significant service improvements – foreigners visiting the Baltic region, Latvians, Estonia...

airBaltic launches Riga – Rimini

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched a new summer charter flight between Riga and Rimini on June 5, 2016 for Tez Tour. Konstantins Palgovs, General Manager of Tez Tour in the Baltics: “We are happy to launch flights to our 21st destination in co-operation with airBaltic – Rimini in Italy. Rimini is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Italy with beautiful beaches and historic...

airBaltic – No. 1 Airline in Estonia

The Latvian airline airBaltic for the second month in a row became No. 1 airline in Estonia. In May, 2016 airBaltic has achieved +32% growth, compared to the same period last year, and served 32 307 passengers travelling to and from Estonia. As previously reported, in April 2016 for the first time in history, airBaltic stood as No. 1 airline in Estonia by achieving +64% growth and serving 28&nb...

Annual BBA Summit - new business opportunities for the industry

  Further to its previous success, the 4th Annual BBA Summit will explore all aspects of business aviation in the Baltic region and new business opportunities for the industry.  The focus of this event will be on the countries that have shorelines along the Baltic Sea: Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden.  It...

Live Concert for airBaltic’s Riga – Reykjavik launch

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 28, 2016 launched a new route between Riga and Reykjavik, Iceland.  Today on May 30, 2016 airBaltic invites everyone to celebrate the historic launch of the new Riga – Reykjavik route with a special live musical performance by Latvian contemporary musician Shipsea from one of Iceland’s nicest hangouts in Reykjavik KEX hostel on airBaltic Facebo...

Capital Handling supports IV Baltic Business Aviation Conference

 „Capital Handling” is one of the leading business aviation companies in Baltic States, which provides to private flights and VIP clients an opportunity to use modern and comfortable departure and arrival halls and high level standart conformable service. A high-class ground services and aircraft technical service in 5000m2 heated hangar, which is used for aircraft maintenance and...

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...