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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...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Catania

The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on May 11, 2017, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Catania. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Italy and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add Catania to our summer season flights and to offer jet another sunny destination with convenient connections. C...

airBaltic launches flights between Riga and Geneva

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 4, 2017, launched a direct route linking Riga and Geneva. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Switzerland and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “Geneva is a popular destination for business and leisure. With improved connections between Riga and Geneva, travelers have new, conven...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Stavanger

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 2, 2017, launched a new direct route linking Riga and Stavanger. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Norway and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to launch operations on Riga – Stavanger route and offer new attractive summer destinations for travelers from Balti...

airBaltic Launches Flights Between Riga and Aberdeen

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched a direct route linking Riga and Aberdeen. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from United Kingdom and Baltic States. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add Aberdeen to our expanding route map. Aberdeen is known as the "granite city" due to the large number of buildings made fro...

airBaltic Launches Riga – Kazan

The Latvian airline airBaltic on April 26, 2017 launched a new route between Riga and Kazan in Russia. The new route offers a convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia, as well to Riga and beyond to destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS. Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are happy to add Kazan, Russia to our rout...

World's First Charter Flights on CS300 launched

The Latvian airline airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija have jointly launched the world's first charter flights with Bombardier CS300 aircraft. For the summer season, charter flights will connect Riga with Antalya (Turkey), Heraklion (Greece), Burgas (Bulgaria) and Rimini (Italy). airBaltic will fly several times a week to these sunny destinations. Konstantins Palgovs, General Manager of Tez Tou...

airBaltic Passengers Up + 12%

In March 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 224 921 passengers or +12% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the first three months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 588 768 passengers. In March the airline operated 3 667 flights, or +14% more than in the same period of 2016, when ai...