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The Specialized Cargo Apron Starts Operating at Riga Airport

The new specialized cargo handling apron started operating at Riga Airport 16 October, welcoming “Atlas Air” Boeing 747-47U (F) aircraft. The new apron covers an area of 95 000 square metres in the northern part of the Airport and is directly connected to the territory where Riga Airport will develop its “cargo city” air cargo service and logistics...

The Number of Passengers Handled at Riga Airport Drops by Almost 70%

Operational data on the Airport performance in the first nine months of this year show that only 1.8 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which accounts for only about a third of last year's passenger volume. As compared to the first nine months of last year, the number of passengers has decreased by 69.6% at Riga Airport. In September, Riga Airport served 113.6 thousand...

ALFA - airBaltic Internal Leadership Program

airBaltic has launched the internal airBaltic Leaders for Future (ALFA) leadership program. The new program has been created with an aim to develop the company’s professionals and enhance their potential taking into account the company’s vision for the future. ALFA program is part of the employees’ career and personal development strategy as well as important for t...

Riga Airport ready to work with Electronic Passenger Registration System

Riga Airport welcomes the government's decision to set up an electronic passenger registration system and will provide all the necessary support for its successful implementation by intensifying monitoring and advising passengers on filling in e-certificates during the first week of the system's operation. “Starting from the next week, 12 October, the electronic confirmation, whic...

Happy 25th anniversary airBaltic!

In October 2020, Latvian airline airBaltic marks the 25th anniversary of the company. Considering the experience gained over the years and current situation, airBaltic honours this milestone by introducing revised company vision, mission and core values which were found in a survey among customers, colleagues, opinion leaders and partners. Martin Gauss, Chief Exe...

airBaltic published Annual Sustainability Report

Latvian airline airBaltic has published its annual sustainability report, providing information of airBaltic and its subsidiaries performance in this segment for 2019. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Sustainability is an integral part of our daily life and future, and it is not only about clean air. At airBaltic, we are focusing on environmental, econom...

Latvian aviation industry recovery – point of view with Minister of Transport Mr. Linkaits

There is a life in aviation post covid19, there are countries with aviation industry recovery story more than interesting, as an example in order to see how it is possible to manage to crisis, the present situation as well as impact the future development. Welcome to Latvia! We had an honor to meet once again the Minister of Transport of Republic of Latvia Mr. Linkaits and discuss the actual situa...

Eighth group of airBaltic Pilot Academy students begin studies

The eighth group of students began their study process at the Latvian airline’s airBaltic Pilot Academy today, on September 21, 2020. The eighth group of 11 students will receive a commercial pilot licence upon completion of the full-time program in less than two years from now. Pauls Cālītis, COO of airBaltic: “We launched our Pilot Academy almost...

The 23rd Airbus A220-300 of airBaltic received

On September 20, 2020 airBaltic welcomed  in Riga its 23rd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAW. The 23rd aircraft is one of the 50 Airbus A220-300 airBaltic has ordered. In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options for the same aircraft type. By the end of 2020 airBaltic plans to have a total of 25 Airbus A220-300 jet...

Self-isolation rules - airBaltic carried less passengers in August

In August 2020 airBaltic carried 137 830 passengers or 9% less comparing to July 2020 from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe.  Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “August was the third full month of scheduled operations for airBaltic and perhaps the toughest yet. After a relatively solid July, due to widespre...

Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairperson of the Airport Board Laila Odiņa emphasized at Riga Aviation Forum on Thursday. "This crisis has given us some extra time to prepare for new challenges. By investing in the development of...

We think greener, we fly greener - airBaltic CEO at Riga Aviation Forum

During the 2020 Riga Aviation Forum scientific conference, which took place on September 9 and was devoted to sustainability, I had the opportunity to address this important topic which is a crucial part of our business.  The aviation industry has been working hard towards more sustainable operations and with common efforts has demonstrated great results. We in aviation industr...