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airBaltic to welcome pope Francis to flagship Airbus A220

airBaltic to welcome pope Francis to flagship Airbus A220

airBaltic will host pope Francis and his official delegation on their trip to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia next week.

For the first time in history airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft will carry the papal delegation between the three Baltic capitals and back to Rome, Italy.

Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said: “It is a great honour and pride for the Latvian airline airBaltic to become the official carrier of the Papal delegation’s visit to the Baltics.

“It will be a significant visit, as all three Baltic states are celebrating their centenary this year.”
airBaltic will host the delegation on their journey from Vilnius, Lithuania, to Riga, Latvia, to Tallinn, Estonia, and from Tallinn to Rome, Italy between September 24th-25th.

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.


For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.

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Breaking Travel News spoke to airBaltic chief executive Martin Gauss earlier this month to find out how he rescued the carrier from the brink of financial collapse.

Find out what he had to say here.