airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Abu Dhabi

airBaltic launches direct flights between Riga and Abu Dhabi

The Latvian airline airBaltic, in cooperation with the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, has launched a direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi.

The new route offers convenient connections to passengers travelling from the Baltics to the UAE capital and further to key destinations in Australia, Asia, Africa and the
Middle East, as well as new travelling opportunities from Abu Dhabi to Europe.

Martin Gauss, chief executive, airBaltic: “We are delighted to launch the new Riga-Abu Dhabi route.

“Thanks to our cooperation with Etihad Airways we can now offer our customers brand new flying experience flying with the world’s most modern jet aircraft CS300 to the Middle East and beyond for affordable prices.”

Passengers have now made over 9,000 bookings on the Riga-Abu Dhabi route and it is popular among travellers from Latvia and outside, as 30 per cent of the bookings currently come from transfer passengers mostly from Scandinavia and the Baltics.

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Moreover, airBaltic has seen additional demand for the flight to the Formula Grand Prix, which will take place in Abu Dhabi in the last weekend of November.

airBaltic operates the Riga-Abu Dhabi route four times weekly.

Passengers will board a Bombardier CS300 aircraft for a flight that will last six hours and 15 minutes.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia.