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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...

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...