Further increases for airBaltic passenger numbers in July

Further increases for airBaltic passenger numbers in July

airBaltic transported a record number of passengers in July, with 452,646 people taking their seats.

The figure is an increase of 15 per cent on the same month last year.

From January till July some 2,329,485 passengers flew with the Latvian airline, up 19 per cent.

Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said: “Continuous double-digit growth is something we are really proud of, yet we must prepare for the future.

“July was the very peak of our summer season, and we managed to maintain high reliability and customer service standards.”

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In July 2018, the airline performed 5,266 flights, or ten per cent more than in the same period of 2017.

During the first seven months of 2018 airBaltic has operated 31,845 flights.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats in July was at a level of 86 per cent.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.