airBaltic checks in 10,000th person online

Riga- Representatives of the Latvian airline airBaltic, led by president and CEO Bertolt Flick, congratulated Rihards Sprukulis on Monday.
He was the 10,000th airBaltic passenger to check in for a flight from the Riga airport on the Internet. airBaltic presented Rihards Sprukulis with free flights for two persons from the Riga or Vilnius airport to any direct airBaltic destination, along with souvenirs from the airline.

The president and CEO of airBaltic, Bertolt Flick: ‘We are delighted that passengers are increasingly choosing Web check-in as a good way of improving the convenience of their flight. We can predict that by the beginning of next year, more than 2,000 passengers a week will take advantage of this alternative to standing in tiresome queues at the airport.’

Web check-in has been available for airBaltic flights since August 1. The Web check-in services are very convenient, allowing passengers to save time by checking in, selecting their seat and printing out their boarding pass - all on the Internet.

Approximately 8% of all outgoing passengers from Riga are taking advantage of Web check-in at this time - some 1,000 people a week. Web check-in is available at this time for all airBaltic direct flights from Riga, Vilnius, Zurich, Vienna and Bergen. The opportunity for Web check-in from other airports will be provided soon, and the airline is working hard to allow Web check-in for connecting flights, as well.

Passengers may check in for flights at noon on the date before the flight or later. Web check-in ends two hours before the flight. Web check-in can be used for all types of tickets - those bought from airBaltic, those bought from travel agencies, and those bought on the Internet at


Passengers who have used Web check-in can leave their baggage at a dedicated counter when arriving at the airport. At the Riga airport, this is between the business class and economy class check-in counters. Passengers who only have carry-on baggage may go directly to the security inspection and then on to their flight. Baggage will not be accepted later than 30 minutes before departure, and passengers must arrive at the gate no later than 20 minutes before the flight