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First in the Baltics employing A-CDM procedures - Riga Airport

Riga Airport becomes the first and so far only airport in the Baltic States to join more then 30 European airports employing A-CDM (Airport Collaborative Decision Making) procedures which allow for significantly improving service quality and safety for airspace users and passengers.  The introduction of A-CDM, which was a joint effort of the air navigation service provider state joint stoc...

airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss on how airBaltic will fly out of the crisis

On March 24, 2021 we had almost two hours with the President and CEO of the Latvian airline airBaltic Martin Gauss. To be more exact, he held a public briefing gathering over 650 guests to give a clear overview how airBaltic is flying out of the crisis. Once again, we would like to thank him for this, for his clear explanation of how the company works during...

A collaboration on drone innovations - airBaltic and LMT

Latvian national airline airBaltic and Latvian mobile telecommunications operator LMT have signed an agreement for collaboration within the drone industry. The agreement foresees a joined development of various drone solutions overseen by general aviation and the development of LMT’s learning program for drone pilots. Both companies will also collaborate on...

Electronic Flight Plans for pilots - introduced by airBaltic

airBaltic has recently introduced a new sustainability project, replacing pilot briefing packages with electronic operational flight plans that airBaltic pilots will be able to access on their iPads. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We introduced iPads for our pilots already back in 2014, saving vast amounts of printed paper each year...

airBaltic resumes flights outside EU

airBaltic announces that starting from March 17 it plans to resume flights from Riga to Kyiv for those passengers that are travelling for essential reasons. airBaltic will resume additional flights outside the European Union starting from March 28.​ Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Now that flights from Latvia to countries outside the European Union...

Riga Airport - COVID-19 crisis causes loss of 15.5 Million, turnover drops by half

Due to the significant decrease in the number of passengers and flights caused by the global pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, Riga Airport ended last year with a loss of 15.5 million euros, according to the company's unaudited interim report for 2020. Compared to 2019, the company's net turnover dropped by 54% last year.  In 2019, the net turnover of Riga Airport was almost...

Among first airlines in the World to Trial IATA Travel Pass - airBaltic

airBaltic is among the first airlines in the world to express its support for introduction of global IATA Travel Pass solution for cross border travel. The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that will help passengers to manage their travel easily and securely in line with government requirements for COVID-19 tests or vaccines. airBaltic has announced it will t...

Riga Airport expands its Covid-19 testing options

A permanent E. Gulbis Laboratory patient reception point has been opened at Riga Airport, offering travellers and employees of the Airport and companies working at the Airport an opportunity to take various types of Covid-19 tests, as well as perform other types of medical tests.  The patient point is located in the Airport’s check-in hall, to the right of the entrance, where th...

MAAS Aviation opens new world-class aircraft paint shop at Kaunas Airport

MAAS Aviation, recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, has opened a new purpose-built paint shop at Kaunas Airport (KUN).  The facility, which is the first of its kind in Lithuania, grows MAAS Aviation’s global footprint to eleven best-in-class paint shops and increases their overall MRO capacity in Europe by 40%. Designed to achieve the highest industry quality s...

Welcome new codeshare agreement - airBaltic and Lufthansa

Great news! Lufthansa and airBaltic are starting codeshare cooperation that will open new, seamless travel opportunities. As of March 28, Lufthansa will put its marketing codes on routes operated by airBaltic between Munich and Riga, Latvia as well as Munich and Vilnius, Lithuania. airBaltic customers will benefit from convenient access to Lufthansa&rsq...

This week airBaltic offers flights to 14 destinations from Riga

While continuing to maintain essential connectivity to and from the Baltic region, Latvian airline airBaltic this week plans to perform flights from Riga to 14 different destinations. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For many people, who need to travel for essential reasons, aviation is the safest mode of transportation. Our commitment to the Baltic...

Travel responsibly - 72% of travellers feel safe at Riga Airport

Riga Airport calls on those passengers who currently need to travel to do so responsibly, carefully observing the epidemiological safety requirements set at the Airport and on flights, and clarifying in good time all the conditions for the entry into the country of destination. The Airport has comprehensive epidemiological safety measures in place since last May in order to ensure that travel...