The Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new route between Riga and Odessa. The new route offers a new summer holiday destination for travellers from the Baltics, as well as convenient travel options to Riga and beyond to destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS.
Latvian airline airBaltic carried 175,851 passengers in February, or 17 per cent more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
Latvian airline airBaltic will begin domestic flights linking Riga and Liepaja on May 16th, 2017. The new route will open up the city on the Baltic coast, Liepaja, for visitors from 60 airBaltic destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and the CIS.
The Latvia-based airline airBaltic is hosting an “open door” initiative in Estonia today for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan.
In January 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 187,996 passengers or 18 per cent more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
Demonstrating its leading position in the Baltic region, Riga International Airport achieved a new passenger traffic record exceeding the threshold of 5.3 million passengers. Arnis Muižnieks, director of aviation department, ministry of transport: “Closing the year with a new passenger traffic record, Riga International Airport has once again proven itself as the undisputed leader in the Baltic region.
Airlines for Europe continues to attract new members with airBaltic joining Europe’s largest airline association. The Latvian network airline, which operates from bases in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, is headquartered in Riga. airBaltic joins A4E after a busy summer campaigning on minimising the impact of air traffic control strikes, removing unreasonable taxes and lowering the cost of the EU’s airports.
Global payment provider PayPal and Latvian national airline airBaltic have introduced the SeatSale campaign, active on April 15th. Until April 30th all customers who decide to book a flight and pay with PayPal will not have to pay airBaltic transaction fees.
For the winter season, Latvian airline airBaltic will launch two new direct routes to link Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, with Paris and Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, with Amsterdam. Christophe Viatte, chief commercial officer of airBaltic, said “We are reinforcing links between the Baltic capitals and European hubs in line with our restructuring plan, and our customers will benefit immediately.”
Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has expanded its codeshare agreement with UAE national airline Etihad Airways to include routes from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich to Abu Dhabi and Riga. Subject to government approvals, the newly added codeshare routes will see airBaltic and Etihad Airways offer 37 connecting return flights per week between Riga and Abu Dhabi, with both airlines placing their respective BT and EY flight codes on services to and from these cities.
Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved a 15% improvement in aircraft utilisation for the 2013 summer season compared with a year before.