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airBaltic first to implement Sustainable Flight Approaches at Riga Airport

As of August 12th, airBaltic became first to fly the new Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required (RNP AR) high-precision flight approaches at Riga Airport with the company’s modern Airbus A220-300 aircraft fleet. These procedures enable more efficient arrival routes and contribute to saving fuel, further cutting CO2and noise emissions. Pauls Cāl...

Riga Airport passenger numbers continue to grow

Preliminary data on Airport performance in the first seven months of this year show that in July, Riga Airport handled half as many passengers as a month before. In July, the Airport served 297.2 thousand passengers, which is almost 140 thousand more than a month before. Consequently, the number of passengers in July has reached 36% of the 2019 indicators. Almost 703 thousand passengers...

airBaltic introduces Online Delayed Baggage Service and improves Call Center Service

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has recently improved company’s service for delayed or damaged baggage, introducing an online self-service platform for communication between the passenger and the airline. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Even though we take an extra care of the passenger baggage and in more than 98% of cases it reaches...

Ninth Diamond Aircraft received by airBaltic Pilot Academy

In July airBaltic Training has accepted already its ninth Diamond Aircraft training aircraft for airBaltic Pilot Academy. Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer: “The delivery of this 9th Diamond aircraft demonstrates the on-going commitment by Pilot Academy to invest in the best training aircraft in the industry.  Despite the c...

Riga Airport serves more than 400,000 passengers in the first half-year

With travelling possibilities opening in Europe, Riga Airport has served nearly 406,000 passengers in the first six months, which is 14% of the performance results in 2019, according to the information on the Airport’s performance during the first half-year of 2021. In the first six months, the Airport has served 405.8 thousand passengers, which is 86% less than in the correspon...

Riga Airport joins Net Zero 2050 initiative

On Tuesday, 6 July 2021, Riga Airport joined the Airport Council International (ACI) Europe initiative Net Zero 2050 thereby acknowledging its dedication to achieve complete reduction of CO2 emissions in the emission sources under direct control of the Airport until 2050. After joining the Initiative, Riga Airport has undertaken to achieve that the company does not cause CO2 emissions in its ba...

Riga Airport offers a wide range of destinations for safe travels during the summer season

As the coverage of vaccination increases and restrictions placed on travel due to Covid-19 decrease, Riga Airport offers to the passengers from the Baltic States a wide network of routes with more than 95 destinations for the summer season. This summer, flights from Riga are planned by a total of 12 airlines offering regular passenger flights, and two carriers providing charter flights. Alongsi...

airBaltic adds more destinations for this summer

airBaltic is offering more and more destinations for this summer. Here are latest additions - flights from Riga to two Norwegian cities – Trondheim and Bergen. airBaltic now connects cities with two weekly flights.  On July 2, 2021 airBaltic launched new summer seasonal flights between Riga and the Italian city of Pisa and on July 3 airBaltic started&n...

airBaltic took delivery of its 27th Airbus A220-300

On June 27, 2021, Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 27th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABA, in Riga. This is the second out of seven planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021. This aircraft is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, ...

airBaltic - 37% more passengers in May & new route between Riga and Corfu

airBaltic on June 12, 2021 launched new weekly summer seasonal flights between Riga and Greek island Corfu. The new route is performed in cooperation with Mouzenidis Travel. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We serve seven safe direct destinations between Riga and Greece, and we are pleased to add the Greek island Corfu to our summer route map....

Welcome new product - airBaltic Holidays

airBaltic has launched a new product -  airBaltic Holidays, offering customers dynamic travel packages, which include both a flight and a hotel reservation. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As an innovative airline, we always strive to search for new ways to improve the customer experience starting from the booking process. Today, when travelling ha...

Q1 2021 at Riga Airport - 108 thousand passengers & turnover of EUR 4.3 Million

According to the Airport's unaudited interim report for the first quarter of the year, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the operation of Riga Airport in the first quarter of 2021 remained high, with the Airport operating with a turnover of EUR 4.3 million, which is 14% less than originally planned.  A total of 108 thousand passengers were served at the Airport in the first thre...