airBaltic to fly to Gran Canaria this winter

airBaltic launched its first direct flight from Riga to Gran Canaria in Spain today, November 1. It is already the second airBaltic’s route to Canary Islands, providing a well-known, attractive leisure destination to one of the most visited islands right after Tenerife.

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price *, GREEN Price *, Classic Price *, Business Light Price*, Business
Riga-Gran Canaria 2 flights weekly Nocember 1, 2022 155 EUR 215 EUR 575 EUR 675 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges.

Flights between Riga and Gran Canaria will be operated by Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Flights to Gran Canaria are scheduled to take 6 hours and 40 minutes.

In other news, the airline release this statement on booking trends:

Due to lifted Covid-19 restrictions globally and less uncertainty around, the Latvian airline airBaltic reports a positive pattern in its bookings so far this year. The airline sees a consistently growing demand, and the overall passenger behavior slowly resembles the pre-pandemic tendencies.

So far in 2022, airBaltic has carried more than 2.6 million passengers, which is already more than the airline carried during the whole of 2021 and 2020 each. These results indicate a clear demand for travel. Compared to the previous two years, airBaltic sees an overall trend of passengers being more confident and less cautious when it comes to future travel planning – starting to book tickets more in advance, purchasing various ancillary products to ease the travel, and more.

The airline also has noticed a similar to pre-pandemic trend in booking pattern for special occasions and celebrations, for example, school holidays in autumn, the Midsummer holidays, skiing trips in winter, and more. Leisure trips still continue to be booked more in advance than, for example, city breaks or business trips.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSA (msn 55003) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 958285.

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