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airBaltic records the best result of Q1 in its history

airBaltic has started year 2023 with positive key business indicators. airBaltic has achieved EUR 105.1 million revenue, which is by 75% more than in 2022, as well as the highest ever recorded revenue in the first quarter of a year in the airline’s history. Notably, the number of carried passengers soared by 77%, compared to the first quarter of 2022. The load factor reached 7...

Riga Airport has handled 1.8 Million passengers this year

This April, Riga Airport handled 537 thousand passengers, while in the first four months of the year, the total number of passengers reached 1.8 million. This is 50 percent more than a year earlier, according to preliminary data on the Airport's performance. The occupancy of passenger aircraft in April still steadily exceeded the 75% mark. The most popular destinations for flights from Ri...

airBaltic receives its 41st Airbus A220-300 aircraft

On April 29, 2023, airBaltic welcomed its 41st Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABO, in Riga. This was the second Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2023. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase rights for the same aircraft type...

airBaltic presents its 40th aircraft in Riga and announces cooperation with the Song and Dance Festival

Latvian airline airBaltic presented its 40th Airbus A220-300 aircraft (registration No. YL-ABN), which is already the second aircraft in the fleet painted in the colors of the Latvian national flag. A special highlight of the event was the launch of airBaltic’s cooperation with the XXVII Nationwide Latvian Song and XVII Dance Festival, as airBaltic&nbs...

Record revenue of EUR 104 million in Q1 of 2023 for airBaltic

airBaltic has started the year 2023 with positive business indicators. airBaltic has achieved EUR 104.3 million revenue, which is by 74% more than in 2022, as well as the highest ever recorded revenue in the first quarter of a year in the airline’s history. At the same time, the carried passenger number was 77% above the first quarter 2022. Martin Gauss, President and CEO o...

Riga Airport handled 1.3 million passengers in the first quarter of the year

In January-March this year, Riga Airport handled 1.3 million passengers and 12.7 thousand flights, with the recovery indicators after the pandemic reaching the same level as on average in European airports, where the number of passengers served at the beginning of the year is still 12 percent behind the pre-pandemic time.  Operational data on the performance indicators of Riga Airport show...

airBaltic to temporarily wet-lease additional aircraft for early summer season

airBaltic announces that in the period of March 27 and May 31, 2023 it will temporarily wet-lease additional aircraft short-term. Such conditions have arisen as a result of the manufacturer’s inability to fulfill the obligations of engine maintenance in a timely manner. To meet the increasing passenger demand and to ensure a successful performance of planned flights without cancellation...

11 novelties and wide range of destinations at Riga Airport during the summer season

Summer flight season will be launched at Riga Airport with 11 new destinations, thus significantly expanding the range of connections from Riga, including two new destinations – Hanover in Germany and Gdansk in Poland. Passengers will have an opportunity to travel to 100 direct destinations from Riga. Laila Odiņa, Chairperson of the Airport Board commented: “In this summer...

airBaltic unveils its 40th Airbus A220-300 aircraft in Latvian flag livery in Canada

airBaltic together with Airbus unveiled its 40thA220-300 aircraft in a livery of the Latvian flag colours, honouring the great, long-standing collaboration ties between Latvia and Canada. airBaltic’s 40th A220-300 aircraft, registered as YL-ABN, is planned to join the airline’s fleet in early April 2023 with a special event also held in Riga, Latvia,...

airBaltic launches cabin crew recruitment campaign

airBaltic has announced a new cabin crew recruitement campaign. Ensuring openness to diversity and various generations, it, while inviting anyone regardless of age and skills, also encourages people, who already have a long-term work experience in other fields, to apply. Currently, airBaltic recruites over 650 cabin crew members, and in 2023 is planned that another 100 future profes...

Eight students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

eight students graduated from the Latvian national airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy, receiving a commercial pilot license upon completion of the full-time airline transport pilot program. In addition, already the 17th group of 17 students began their professional pilot studies.The latest graduates represent countries such as Germany, Italy, Lithuania, and Latvia. The 17th gro...

Riga Airport sets targets for achieving zero CO2 emissions with Net Zero Roadmap

The Board of Riga Airport has approved the airport operational plan for achieving zero CO2 emissions by 2050, the so-called Net Zero 2050 Roadmap. Achieving zero CO2 emissions at airports involves two main elements: firstly, reducing the airport's own emissions from electricity, heat, and fuel consumption to as close to zero as possible and, secondly, neutralising emis...