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The expansion of Wizz Air Latvian operations

Wizz Air announced massive expansion of its Latvian operations, adding one new Airbus A320 aircraft to the Riga base. This will enable the start of seven new routes from Riga to Bergen in Norway, Birmingham in United Kingdom, Billund in Denmark, Hamburg in Germany, Reykjavik in Iceland, Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, Trondheim in Norway and one new route from Tallinn in Estonia to Bergen i...

airBaltic resumes flights between Riga and Budapest

Starting on August 11 Latvian airline airBaltic will resume direct flights between Riga and Budapest in Hungary. The flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. ​ Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are glad to offer our passengers new traveling opportunities between Riga and Hungary. By continuing to monitor the situation...

Riga Airport reaches 20% of last year volume in July

Preliminary data on Airport performance in the first seven months show that with the number of passengers and flights gradually increasing, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport in July reached 23% of last year's numbers. In July, the Airport served 187.4 thousand passengers, which is 132 thousand passengers more than a month before. However, in general, as compared to last year...

Jet Flight Service performed 192-Month inspection on the Legacy 600

Jet Flight Service Riga based maintenance service center has recently achieved two milestones by completing 192-month/16-year inspection on the Embraer Legacy 600 this summer and at the same time 96-month inspection/8-year inspection of Gulfstream 450.  To perform the ultra-heavy maintenance checks requires lots of planning to reduce downtime especially in this difficult pandemic ti...

Temporary Change of Flight Destination Policy by airBaltic

To provide additional flexibility to its customers, Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced a new temporary policy, by allowing passengers, whose flights have been cancelled less than 14 days before planned departure due to changing travel restrictions, to change the planned destination without any additional charge. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Throughout the last f...

JF Service expands its Gulfstream portfolio in Riga

Jet Flight Service received EASA Part 145 certification covering almost all types of Gulfstream aircraft, including G450, G550 and G650, as it continues to expand its maintenance services in FBO RIGA based MRO station. The certification was carried out by the Civil Aviation Agency of Latvia. JF Service is already supporting a number of European and Russian operators of Gulfstre...

First airBaltic bond coupon is paid

In accordance with the bond calendar outlined in the final prospectus of the bond issue, the Latvian airline airBaltic on July 23, 2020 has made the first bond coupon payment to its investors in the amount of EUR 13.5 million. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic said: “Last summer we issued the largest bond in the history of Latvia to support our futur...

New destination with airBaltic - Rhodes

airBaltic will operate a new direct seasonal route from Riga to Rhodes in Greece starting on August 6, 2020. The new flights will be performed two times weekly on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: We are pleased to offer our travellers another popular summer destination to the Greek island of Rhodes as well as connecting travellers from the...

Time to celebrate - Flight Consulting Group 20th anniversary

Happy 20th anniversary Flight Consulting Group! The company has ambitious goals to expand in European market by scaling the concept of its business aviation center across its ground handling network. Over the past 20 years, Flight Consulting Group has made all the way from a charter flight management and non-scheduled flights handling provider at Riga International Airport to a mark...

airBaltic Pilot Academy Receives Eighth Diamond Aircraft

Last week airBaltic Training has accepted already its eighth Diamond Aircraft training aircraft for airBaltic Pilot Academy. Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer: “Our Pilot Academy has managed to gain significant track record and continue its expansion. We have worked hard to offer opportunities for students to benefit greatly while learning from the first-hand experience...

Diamond Aircraft Authorized Service Centre established by airBaltic Training

Diamond Aircraft Industries continues to expand its technical support network in Europe.  airBaltic Training has received certification to establish an Authorized Service Centre for Diamond Aircraft at its base in Liepaja International Airport, Latvia. Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic Chief Operations Officer: “Our state-of-the-art Diamond Aircraft&nbs...

airBaltic reaches 60 000 passengers in June

In June 2020, Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 60 409 passengers from all three Baltic capitals to its network spanning Europe and Scandinavia. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “June was the first full month since we resumed our operations on May 18. It is evident that demand for flights is returning. Each week we carry a growin...