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.
Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new route from Riga to Malta. The new route of airBaltic will offer convenient travel between the airports, and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, and the CIS.
On 1 January 2013, Latvian national airline airBaltic will launch a new route from Riga to Prague, Czech Republic. The new route of airBaltic will offer convenient travel between the two capitals, and excellent transit connections via Riga to destinations in Scandinavia, Russia, and the CIS.
In June 2012, Latvian airline airBaltic operated 4,368 flights, or 21% less than in June 2011 when airBaltic 5,506 flights.
The Latvian national airline airBaltic has confirmed it will raffle a new airBaltic-branded MINI Cooper on August 1st. The competition will be open to all airBaltic passengers who book a round trip ticket on airBaltic website before July 15th.
Latvian national airline airBaltic and Sixt, one of the leading European providers of mobility services, have teamed up to offer more convenient travel for customers. The airline will make the car rental giant a Preferred Partner in the region, allowing guests to earn double points for each rental anywhere in the world.