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airBaltic Receives 14th Airbus A220-300, Completes Deliveries for 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic on December 1, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSM. Currently airBaltic has a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft on its fleet. Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 850 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third airBalticpassenger f...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Opens Applications for Spring Group

Latvian airline airBaltictoday, on November 27, 2018, opened application process for the spring group of 2019 atairline’s newly established Pilot Academy. Students will become airBalticpilots upon successful completion of the full-time programme in about two years. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Having seen the highly motivated students of t...

Special airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Participates in Parade

Latvian national carrier airBalticon November 18, 2018, for the first time ever took part in the parade in honour of Latvia’s centenarywith Airbus A220-300 that is decorated in the colours of the Latvian national flag and carries the name of Latvian capital Riga. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “It is a true honour for our airline to be a part of such a hist...

airBaltic Carries 18% More Passengers During Ten Months of 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 3 553 386 or 18% more passengers during the first ten months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.In October 2018, 384 493 passengers or 21% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic:...

airBaltic to Launch Flights from Riga to Lviv

Latvian airline airBalticwill launch a new direct service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. The new summer seasonal flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. It will be already the third airBalticdestination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa.     Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “By launching...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Receives Diamond Flight Simulator

airBaltic Pilot Academy has received Diamond Aircraft DSIM flight training simulator which was ordered earlier this year and now supplements the training aircraft used by the academy. The simulator will be based in airBalticTrainingfacilities in Riga. Pauls Calitis, SVP Flight Operations of airBaltic: “As we have gained first-hand experience in operating ...

airBaltic Launches Two New Direct Routes from Tallinn

airBalticon October 28, 2018 launched two new direct services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo. Since the expansion in Estonia, airBalticnow bases two aircraft at Tallinn Airport. The new flights offer convenient connections between Tallinn and the two cities. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officerof airBaltic: “We are strongly determined for further growth, and p...

airBaltic Meal Pre-order Sales Grow 45%

The Latvian airline airBaltichas seen significant growth in the number of economy passengers choosing among a selection of over 70 fresh meals they have added to their reservation. During the first three quarters of 2018, the sales through different selling points have improved by 45% in comparison to the same period last year.  Zane Pabērza, Inflight Services Manager of airBalti...

airBaltic Receives New Airbus A220-300 Aircraft

Latvian airline airBaltic on October 13, 2018 in Rigawelcomed the second to last Airbus A220-300jet for the year, registered as YL-CSL. By the end of 2018, airBalticplans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300aircraft in its fleet.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 1 700 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with every third&...

airBaltic Introduces New Cabin Crew Uniforms

The Latvian airline airBalticstarting from October 15, 2018will gradually introduce new, improved uniformsfor flight attendants and pilots. In order to guarantee the best uniform design that would meet all flight crew needs, first an internal sketch contest was held. Designer Inese Alhimoviča then created the new airBalticuniform collection. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of&nb...

airBaltic Celebrates 23 Years in the Air

The Latvian airline airBaltic in October 2018 celebrates its 23rd anniversary since the launch of commercial operations. On October 1, 1995, airBaltic operated its first flight ever from Riga to Stockholm with the aircraft SAAB 340.   Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We have played a central role in connecting Baltics to the world, an...

FBO RIGA Celebrates 3 Years of Success

FBO RIGA business aviation center celebrates its 3rd anniversary. It opened its doors in Riga International Airport (RIX) in September, 2015, becoming a new gateway to the east from Europe and the main arrival and departure point for the majority of business aviation flights in Latvia. In 2017, FBO RIGA handled more than 4,000 passengers. FBO RIGA is the most modern and technically advanced bus...