airBaltic will introduce popular skiing destinations of Salzburg, Verona and Poprad in the High Tatras Mountains this winter. The Latvian carrier has also significantly improved service for the winter of 2017 by increasing frequencies from Riga to London, Hamburg and Prague.
airBaltic carried 393,312 passengers in July, or 21 per cent more than in the same period of 2016. For the second month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history.
airBaltic has revealed its first destinations for the summer season of 2018, with Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France) and Gdansk (Poland) added to the route map.
airBaltic has welcomed its seventh Bombardier CS300 to Riga. The plane is one of a total order of 20 aircraft place by the carrier, with the Latvian airline expected to operate eight CS300s by the end of the year.
Latvian airline airBaltic carried 372,219 passengers in June, some 23 per cent more than in the same period of 2016. During the first six months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1,565,462 passengers throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
airBaltic has welcomed the fifth of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets to the fleet, with the carrier planning to have eight CS300 aircraft by the end of the year. The plane, registered as YL-CSE, arrived in Riga earlier after a seven hour and 56 minute trip from Canada.
The Latvian airline airBaltic has re-launched a direct route linking Riga with the second largest city in Sweden – Gothenburg. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from Sweden and Baltic States, as well as complements already exiting route from Riga to Stockholm, Arlanda airport.
The Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new direct route linking Riga and Madrid. The route, which will be operated in cooperation with the Spanish-airline Iberia, offers convenient travel options for travellers between Spain and Latvia and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.
Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow has welcomed the first commercial flight from the new airBaltic Bombardier CS300 aircraft. Martin Gauss, chief executive at airBaltic, said: “We are delighted to land the first commercial flight with the most innovative and technologically advanced aircraft in the world – Bombardier CS300 here in Moscow.”
The Latvian airline airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija have jointly launched the world’s first charter flights with Bombardier CS300 aircraft. For the summer season, charter flights will connect Riga with Antalya in Turkey, Heraklion in Greece, Burgas in Bulgaria and Rimini in Italy.
Latvian transport minister Uldis Augulis and airBaltic chief executive Martin Gauss have congratulated the 60 millionth passengers to arrive at and Riga International Airport since the restoration of independence.