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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...

Riga to Frankfurt with airBaltic

Some of us are travelling less due to job specifics, some much more. Different airports, different airlines, different flight experiences... Each time you are getting to know a new one, it is really interesting, a bit of the premiere feeling. This time we were flying with airBaltic from Riga to Frankfurt. First thing we found really easy and great to use – airBaltic online check-in. fast...

airBaltic – 10 Years Since Launch of Vilnius – Stockholm

This week the Latvian airline airBaltic celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Vilnius – Stockholm, Arlanda service. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “With our Horizon 2021 business plan, we are aiming at operating 11 direct routes out of Vilnius and Tallinn in the next five years. We are happy that since successful restructuring and achieving profitability ov...

airBaltic – “Open Door” for New Crew

The Latvian airline airBaltic has launched its first-ever “open door” initiative in March and April for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our Horizon 2021 business plan started to show the first momentum with the passenger numbers growing in the fi...

airBaltic Adds New Summer Destinations

On March 29 the Latvian airline airBaltic will switch back to the summer flight schedule and start to offer many popular destinations linking Baltic region with resorts in Mediterranean and other attractive summer vacation spots. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to present our new flight schedule to summer holiday destinations. For the upcomi...

airBaltic to Fly Riga – Rimini

Riga. The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new summer charter flight between Riga and Rimini on June 5, 2016 for Tez Tour. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are delighted to serve Rimini, Italy for our excellent cooperation partner Tez Tour to boost summer travel. The new route from Riga to Rimini will offer excellent opportunities to visit one of the most fam...

airBaltic Investor Agreement Signed

Riga. Yesterday an agreement was signed between the Latvian government and Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes. Under the deal, a total of EUR 132 million of fresh capital will be invested in the Latvian carrier for fleet modernisation and its new Horizon 2021 business plan. Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes, German investor: “airBaltic is an outstanding carrier in a unique market niche with Riga...

FBO Capital Handling Riga summed up year 2015

FBO Capital Handling Riga summed up the preliminary results of the past year, which, according to the company, showed a certain stability. However, against the backdrop of the economic situation in Europe, which stays today in a state of expectant, companies tend to express a cautious approach in the estimates. "Despite certain concern, the outflow in the tourism sector and overal...

Riga Airport celebrates winning first Cake of the Week Award of 2016

Riga Airport this week celebrated winning the first Cake of the Week competition of 2016, given to the airport for the culinary excellence that was presented at the launch of airBaltic’s services to both Salzburg and Verona. Celebrating with the award on a very chilly Riga Airport apron are: Laura Audariņa, Route Development Manager; Elīna Prikule, Senior PR Specialist; Sarmīte Rinmane,...