airBaltic flies to Liepaja, Tel Aviv

Latvian airline airBaltic will open two new routes this May. According to the airline’s plan, it will reopen domestic flights to Liepaja and begin direct flights to the Israeli city, Tel Aviv, bringing the total number of routes opened this spring to twelve.

Commenting on the development, airBaltic president Bertolt Flick said, “The flight to Liepaja is the first step towards fulfilling the Transport Minister’s strategic goal of developing domestic flights to all Latvia’s major towns. After the change in aviation policy in 2004, the number of tourists flying from and to Latvia has grown remarkably, enabling airBaltic to open eight new destinations this spring. Thanks to agreements reached during the recent state visit to Israel and the Transport Ministry’s discussions, Tel Aviv is the third non-EU destination which we are able to open this year.”

airBaltic flights from Riga to Liepaja will re-open this May and will operate four times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The twelfth destination which the airline will open this year is Tel Aviv.

As has already been reported, flights will also be opened from Riga to six other destinations: Baku, Bergen, Düsseldorf, Tbilisi, Simferopol and Warsaw. From Vilnius, flights will open to Budapest, Düsseldorf, Stockholm and Warsaw