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airBaltic launches Riga – Verona and Riga – Salzburg

On December 26, 2016, the Latvian airline airBaltic launched two new routes Riga- Verona and Riga – Salzburg for winter holidaymakers. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “Our customer was our focus, when Tez Tour and airBaltic teamed up for this winter season. We are delighted to offer Verona, Italy, and Salzburg, Austria, in cooperation with Tez Tour...

airBaltic investor agreement will be signed in January

The investor agreement with the new airBaltic investor Ralf Dieter Montag-Girmes will be signed in January, as airBaltic prefers to close all matters related to its Bombardier CS300 order before signing. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: „We have achieved remarkable results for airBaltic in the past few years, and, with the new investment we can now focus on our expansio...

airBaltic Improves Vilnius and Tallinn Service

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new direct route between Vilnius and Tallinn on April 18, 2016. As well airbaltic has improved flight frequencies to its existing services from Tallinn and Vilnius that will offer more convenient travel from and between Tallinn and Vilnius, and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBalti...

Aviapages.com and Flight Consulting Group are enlarging the joined cooperation

B2B online platform for business aviation, Aviapages.com and Latvian Business Aviation Holding  Flight Consulting Group are joining their knowledge, expertise and technologies in order to provide the industry with new and even more convenient solutions. Flight Consulting Group (FCG) and Aviapages.com have signed the agreement, which will allow the both companies’ clients to...

Latvia's government resigns amid airBaltic and other scandals

Latvia’s government fell as Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma resigned amid a deal to finance the airBaltic national airline that forced Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss from office. Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma announced her resignation after a meeting with President Raimonds Vejonis. "The time has come to create a new government. New ideas, new input, new energy is...

Latvia Backs AirBaltic Cash Injection

Latvia's parliament has backed an EUR€80 million (USD$85 million) cash injection for AirBaltic, removing a potential hurdle for the state-owned flag carrier to complete the purchase of Bombardier CSeries aircraft. The green light follows a government decision to prevent the state-owned airline separately importing jets from Russia's Sukhoi, a possibility that had threatened to put...

Latvian AirBaltic refused to buy Superjet 100

Martin Gauss, chief executive of Latvia's national airline airBaltic on December 1 confirmed that the company would not be buying planes from Russian manufacturer Sukhoi. The possibility that airBaltic might buy planes for regional routes from Russia in the form of the Sukhoi Superjet at a time of high tensions between that country and Latvia and its NATO allies had been a cause of widespre...

airBaltic Welcomes Bombardier CSeries in Rīga

Yesterday the Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed a Bombardier CSeries aircraft to Rīga, Latvia, as part of CS100 demo tour to Northern Europe. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Bombardier CSeries will be the backbone of our jet fleet beyond 2016. We are thrilled to have this CS100 in Riga for display. Bombardier’s CS300 airliners are integral to the execution of...

Government approves airBaltic €80m investment plan

After three hours of debates on November 19th, the government in Latvia decided to move forward with the previously accepted airBaltic investment plan. Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told members of the press today that the government will more forward with the investment plan after it is approved by Saeima. Straujuma said that the original agreement has been amended, as there wer...

Air Serbia Teams Up with airBaltic

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, and airBaltic, the Latvian flag carrier, have signed a codeshare agreement that offers guests convenient new travel options between Belgrade and the Baltic capitals of Rīga and Tallinn. The deal will result in Air Serbia placing its “JU” flight code on 47 weekly services operated by airBaltic between Rīga and Amsterdam, Ber...

airBaltic confirmed as CS300 launch customer

Latvia-based carrier airBaltic has been confirmed as the launch customer for Bombardier’s CS300 single aisle jet. First delivery of the CS300 is due in the second half of 2016, airBaltic and Bombardier announced at the Dubai Airshow over the weekend. The airline has 13 CS300s on firm order and retains options for seven more of the type. airBaltic chief executive Martin Gauss said th...

German Investor for airBaltic

The Latvian Cabinet of Ministers has approved plans to sell 20% of airBaltic to German investor Ralf Dieter Montag-Girmes for EUR 52 million and agreed to invest a further EUR 80 million in the airline. The total of EUR 132 million of fresh capital for the Latvian carrier will spur its Horizon 2021 business plan and fleet modernisation. Ralf Dieter Montag Girmes, G...