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airBaltic Reaches 1 500 Employee Mark

Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 1 500themployee. The newest member of the airBalticteam will be working as a technician taking care of aircraft technical maintenance. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: ”We are delighted to announce that we have reached our highest employee mark in the 23-year history of the airline. I am proud to work with a str...

Business aviation professionals will give insight in market trends at Jurmala Business Aviation Forum

Jurmala Business Aviation Forum (JUBAF) has released the agenda of the event that will take place in Jurmala, Latvia, August 16-18, 2018. Industry experts and executives of business aviation companies, brokers, FBOs and MRO providers from Europe, the CIS and Russia will give their vision and insights in market trends, and discuss successful business approaches and best practices.  Sta...

airBaltic Continues Serving Nice in Winter Season

Latvian airline airBaltic has made a decision to continue its flights connecting Riga and Nice also during the upcoming winter season. The route will offer travellers from Nice and Riga a convenient connection between the two cities until early January and then restart already in early March. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to offer our pa...

airBaltic Improves Hand Luggage Size Allowance

The Latvian airline airBaltictodayhas announced it has increased the size of the cabin bag each passenger is allowed to carry on board. The cabin bag can now reach 55x40x23 centimetres and is effective from August 1, 2018. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “This is a significant step in our strategy of improving overall customer experience. We are introducing an all-Airbus A220-30...

airBaltic Shows Record Revenue in H1 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic has concluded the first half year of 2018 with a total revenue of 180.8 million euros, which is a 19% increase over the same period last year. At the same time airBaltic has carried 1.9 million passengers, an increase of 20%, and performed 13% more flights during the six months of 2018. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For the last few yea...

FBO RIGA expands services portfolio with helicopters, catering, concierge and transfers

FBO RIGA, a holder of Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards as the best FBO in Europe, fuels business growth with the launch of new services under a single brand to meet the needs of business aviation customers. The new business areas cover helicopter charters in partnership with GM Helicopters, finest catering for business aviation in cooperation with Resto-Rātors, world-class concierge se...

airBaltic Receives Ninth CS300 Aircraft

The Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed the ninth Bombardier CS300jet, registered as YL-CSI, in Riga on June 17. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 CS300 aircraft on its fleet.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 160 000 passengers on the brand new Bombardier CS300aircraft with every fourth airBalticpassenger flying on th...

Flight Consulting Group unveiled the ATOM’s new customer portal at EBACE 2018

Online orders, flights preparation status and advanced statistics are now available on a single platform from desktop, tablet or smartphone Flight Consulting Group, a Latvian business aviation holding company, unveiled the ATOM’s new customer portal at EBACE 2018. Business aviation customers will leverage instant and easy access to all necessary information in a real time mode. The ATO...

airBaltic and TAP Air Portugal to Start Codeshare Flights

The Latvian airline airBalticand the national airline of Portugal TAP Air Portugalhas concluded a cooperation agreement, known as codeshare agreement. This partnership will enable airBalticpassengers more and diversified options to travel within the vast network of TAP Air Portugalincluding Brazil, Portugal and Africa. In turn this agreement will offer TAP A...

airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija Launches Charter Flights to Peloponnese and Marche

The Latvian airline airBalticin cooperation with the international tour operator Tez Tour Latvija on May 27, 2018, launched newcharter flights connecting Riga with Peloponnese (Araxos airport) in Greece, but this week on June 3 will start operations on new route from Riga to Marche (Ancona) in Italy. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officerof airBaltic: “The Summer s...

Jet Flight Service opens New Maintenance Service Center in Riga and appoints Frantisek Budin to the position of Base Maintenance Manager

et Flight Service with its headquarter in Moscow opens New Maintenance Service Center in Riga which belongs to its strategic plan of developing their maintenance and engineering services to international clients. New maintenance facility will provide Line Maintenance Services and Base Maintenance Services for Embraer aircraft( Legacy 450/500/600/650) and Gulfstream aircraft(G350/450/550/650)....

airBaltic Launches Flights from Riga to Sochi

The Latvian airline airBalticyesterday, on May 14, 2018, launched a new route from Riga International Airportto Sochi International Airport. The new route offers new travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia with convenient connections via Riga. In addition, this summer Sochi will beone of the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup and the new connection via Riga will o...