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airBaltic Performs 14 324 Flights During Three Summer Months

In August 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 386 597 passengers or 21% more than in the same period of 2016. For already the third month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the first eight months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 2 345 371 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS an...

airBaltic Continues its Summer of Records

Provisional data show that in August 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried more than 380 000 passengers or roughly 20% more than in the same period of 2016. For the third month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the three summer months, airBaltic has transported a total of more than 1 150 000 passengers to its network span...

airBaltic to Operate Geneva, Tampere, Gothenburg Flights Year-Round

The Latvian airline airBaltic announces its plans for the winter season that will begin in late October. airBaltic will continue to fly to Geneva, Tampere, Gothenburg also during the winter as well as re-introduce popular skiing destinations of Salzburg, Verona and Poprad in the High Tatras Mountains. airBaltic has also significantly improved service for the winter of 2017 by increasing frequen...

airBaltic Carries Record Number of Passengers for Second Month in a Row

In July 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 393 312 passengers or 21% more than in the same period of 2016. For the second month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the first seven months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 958 774 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Mid...

airBaltic Announces First Five New Destinations for Summer 2018

The Latvian airline airBaltic announces its first destinations for the summer season of 2018, starting on March 27, 2018. Next summer airBaltic will have more than five new destinations added to its route map. Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President Network Management of airBaltic: “So far 2017 has been an excellent year for airBaltic – already seven brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraf...

airBaltic Welcomes Seventh CS300 in Riga

August 11, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed in Riga the seventh Bombardier CS300 out of a total order of 20 aircraft. By the end of this year, airBaltic plans to have eight CS300 aircraft. The seventh airBaltic CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSG arrived in Riga today at 10:46, local time. The flight time was 7 hours and 13 minutes and the aircraft covered 6 382 km non-stop distanc...

Pulkovo Airport Welcomes First airBaltic CS300

On August 2, 2017, Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport welcomed the first commercial flight of airBaltic Bombardier CS300 aircraft from Riga, Latvia.  Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We have received a lot of positive feedback from our passengers about the improved flying experience with the new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. With the arrival of our sixth CS...

Riga Airport Handles More than 40% of the Baltic Region Passengers and Cargo in the First Half of 2017

 In the first half of 2017, Riga International Airport has convincingly retained its leading position among Baltic airports, servicing more than 40% of the region's passengers and cargo. In the first six months of the year, Riga Airport handled more than 2.7 million passengers or 46% of the total number of passengers serviced at the airports of the Baltic States. 49% of the total air c...

airBaltic’s Sixth CS300 Sets a New World Record

Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. Martin Gauss, the Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “I am happy to announce that today we have welcomed our sixth CS300 aircraft in Riga and our fleet size is...

airBaltic Carries Record Number of Passengers in June

In June 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 372 219 passengers or 23% more than in the same period of 2016 and it is a new record number of carried passengers in June. During the first six months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 565 462 passengers throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. “airBaltic is experiencing substan...

SmartLynx Airlines turnover increased by 18% in 2016, plans to expand operations to Asia, North America and Canada

A consolidated audit of SmartLynx Airlines, which is the second largest passenger air carrier and third largest passenger carrier in Latvia, shows that net turnover of the company in 2016 increased by 18% to 108.4 million euros. Aircraft wet lease services represent 53.3% of the company’s business portfolio, with charter flights taking up another 45.5% thereof. The aircraft wet lease (ACM...

airBaltic – Record Passenger Growth in the Baltic region

In the first five months of 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 29% more passengers from Lithuania and Estonia compared to the same period a year before. From January until May, airBaltic has transported a record number of passengers – 146,116 customers from Estonia, the highest number since the beginning of operations in Estonia. In the meantime, airBaltic has transported...