airBaltic carried over 260,000 passengers in December last year, or roughly 27 per cent more than in the same period of 2016.
The figure is the largest number of transported passengers in December in the Latvian airline’s history.
Martin Gauss, chief executive, airBaltic: “Last year was a tremendous year for airBaltic – we opened 13 new destinations, improved services to already existing routes, thus more passengers chose to travel with us.
“All of this would not have been possible without the addition of seven brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft that have outperformed our expectations and have been appreciated by our passengers.”
He added: “We will continue to work hard in 2018 to keep up the great results and service.
“We have already announced at least seven new destinations in 2018 and we will continue our fleet modernisation – it means more comfortable flights to a wider variety of destinations for our passengers.”
airBaltic served additional flights during the Christmas holidays from Riga to such destinations as Paris, London and Zurich.
The additional flights improved the convenient connections already served between these cities.
In addition, during winter season airBaltic is serving a variety of popular skiing destinations, including such services as Munich, Geneva, Salzburg, Verona and Poprad in the High Tatras Mountains.
In December 2017, the most popular destinations were Moscow, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Berlin.
For the summer season of 2018 airBaltic has added Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France) and Gdansk (Poland) as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad (Russia).