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airBaltic Pilot Academy’s Third Group of Students Begin Studies

Already the third group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academyon January 10, 2019.The third group of 11 students will become airBalticpilots upon completion of the full-time programme in less than two years from now. Pauls Cālītis, airBalticSVP Flight Operations: “The students that received their first epaulettes today h...

Most Punctual Airline in Europe - airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltichas retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAGanalysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports. airBaltichas been on the top of the...

Riga Airport Welcomes Its Seven Millionth Passenger

Riga Airport is winding up the year 2018 with a new record – on Thursday, 27 December, the Airport welcomed its seven millionth passenger Anete Kinčus flying airBaltic to Geneva. “While we are welcoming our this year’s seven millionth passenger, this symbolic figure has probably already been exceeded by several hundred. Riga Airport handles an average of 20 000 passengers a da...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Eleven Months of 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 842 952 or 18% more passengers during the first eleven months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In November 2018, 289 566 passengers or 15% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBal...

airBaltic Receives 14th Airbus A220-300, Completes Deliveries for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic on December 1, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSM. Currently airBaltic has a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft on its fleet. Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 850 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third airBalticpassenger f...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Opens Applications for Spring Group

Latvian airline airBaltictoday, on November 27, 2018, opened application process for the spring group of 2019 atairline’s newly established Pilot Academy. Students will become airBalticpilots upon successful completion of the full-time programme in about two years. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Having seen the highly motivated students of t...

Special airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Participates in Parade

Latvian national carrier airBalticon November 18, 2018, for the first time ever took part in the parade in honour of Latvia’s centenarywith Airbus A220-300 that is decorated in the colours of the Latvian national flag and carries the name of Latvian capital Riga. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “It is a true honour for our airline to be a part of such a hist...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Ten Months of 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 553 386 or 18% more passengers during the first ten months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In October 2018, 384 493 passengers or 21% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic:...

airBaltic to Launch Flights from Riga to Lviv

Latvian airline airBalticwill launch a new direct service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. The new summer seasonal flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. It will be already the third airBalticdestination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa.     Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “By launching...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Receives Diamond Flight Simulator

airBaltic Pilot Academy has received Diamond Aircraft DSIM flight training simulator which was ordered earlier this year and now supplements the training aircraft used by the academy. The simulator will be based in airBalticTrainingfacilities in Riga. Pauls Calitis, SVP Flight Operations of airBaltic: “As we have gained first-hand experience in operating ...

airBaltic Launches Two New Direct Routes from Tallinn

airBalticon October 28, 2018 launched two new direct services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo. Since the expansion in Estonia, airBalticnow bases two aircraft at Tallinn Airport. The new flights offer convenient connections between Tallinn and the two cities. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officerof airBaltic: “We are strongly determined for further growth, and p...

airBaltic Meal Pre-order Sales Grow 45%

The Latvian airline airBaltichas seen significant growth in the number of economy passengers choosing among a selection of over 70 fresh meals they have added to their reservation. During the first three quarters of 2018, the sales through different selling points have improved by 45% in comparison to the same period last year.  Zane Pabērza, Inflight Services Manager of airBalti...