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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...

airBaltic farewells the last Bombardier Q400 of its fleet

airBaltic has successfully concluded the redelivery process of its Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft back to the regional lessor Nordic Aviation Capital. Now, airBaltic operates a fully single-type fleet of 39 Airbus A220-300.  The first Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft joined airBaltic back in 2010. Over the years, 12 different&...

48 graduates of the Pilot Academy joined airBaltic in 2022

48 airBaltic Pilot Academy students have joined airBaltic as First Officers after graduating in 2022. Overall, there are 67 active students for now, and four new study groups will be formed in 2023 – in February, May, September and November. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, commented: “The previous year has been rich for the Pilot Academy&...

airBaltic will equip the entire fleet with SpaceX Starlink

airBaltic will equip its entire Airbus A220-300 fleet with SpaceX Starlink internet connectivity system. Every passenger will benefit from complimentary, in-flight high-speed internet access during all airBaltic flights without hassles or login pages. From the moment passengers walk onto the plane, they’ll have access to the internet. Developed by&n...

airBaltic received its 39th Airbus A220-300

On December 31, 2022 airBaltic welcomed its 39th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABM, in Riga. This was the seventh Airbus A220-300 aircraft delivery for airBaltic in 2022. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase...

Riga Airport handles 434.3 thousand passengers in November

This November, 434.3 thousand passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which is the best indicator as compared to the same period of time before the pandemic: preliminary data on Airport performance show that the number of passengers this November differs by only one fifth from November 2019. Laila Odiņa, Chairperson of the Board of Riga Airport, commented: “For several months in a r...

airBaltic marks one year of passenger handling at Riga Airport

As of late November 2022, the Latvian airline airBaltic marked a one year anniversary, since establishing its own in-house full service passenger handling and flight coordinator divisions at Riga Airport. The new ground handling model has strengthened operational performance at the airline’s home base, also increasing both competitiveness and passenger satisfaction.​ Laura Vecva...

GetJet Airlines Latvia receives Air Operator Certificate

GetJet Airlines Latvia has confirmed receipt of its AOC on 30 November 2022 issued by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia. Latvian AOC marks a new milestone for GetJet Airlines, the IOSA-approved ACMI and Charter carrier from Lithuania, in its expansion to Latvia. Rolands Ramins, Head of GetJet Airlines Latvia, emphasizes that the cooperation with Latvian authorit...

13 students graduate airBaltic Pilot Academy

On November 14, 2022, 13 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 16th group of 15 students began their professional pilot studies.​ Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer, commented: “We are...

Direct passenger traffic at Riga Airport exceeds 90% of pre-pandemic figures in October

Preliminary data on Airport performance show that this October, Riga Airport handled 551 thousand passengers, with the number of direct passengers exceeding 90 % of the pre-pandemic figures. This year, the Airport has already handled almost 4.5 million passengers, and passenger growth trends continue to be positive. Since June, the number of passengers handled at the Airport has bee...

Riga Airport winter flight schedule offers direct flights to Africa

With the transition to wintertime this weekend, from 30 October, the list of autumn/winter flights will take effect at Riga Airport, offering passengers more than 70 direct destinations, including regular flights to Gran Canaria and Marrakesh on the African continent.  The list of winter flights from Riga currently includes 74 regular and charter flight routes, which will be operated by...

Number of passengers handled at Riga Airport approaches 4 million

In the first nine months of this year, Riga Airport has handled 3.94 million passengers, which is almost three times more than in the same period last year, shows the operational data on the Airport's performance in the first nine months of the year.  In September, the number of passengers handled at Riga Airport exceeded 534 thousand representing 60 % increase compared to September la...