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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...

airBaltic Receives Fourth CS300 Aircraft

On June 2, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic received the fourth of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets on firm order. By the end of this year, airBaltic is planning to have eight CS300 aircraft. The modernized fleet is ensuring growth of airBaltic with at least 13 additional routes and +15% more tickets on sale in 2017. The fourth airBaltic CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSD, arrived in Riga on J...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Gothenburg

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on June 1, 2017, relaunched a direct route linking Riga with the second largest city in Sweden – Gothenburg. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Sweden and Baltic States, as well as complements already exiting route from Riga to Stockholm, Arlanda airport. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Madrid

The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the Spanish airline Iberia, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Madrid. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers between Spain and Latvia and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to launch...

airBaltic presents first-ever Bombardier CS300 in Russia at Sheremetyevo Airport

Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomes first commercial flight of airBaltic performed on Bombardier CS300 on May 18, 2017. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia in the Russian Federation Astra Kurme honored the event with Her presence. Latvian national flag carrier airBaltic is the first airline in the world to&n...