Category Archives: airBaltic

airBaltic’s traffic is booming for 2018

airBaltic has carried 3 842 952 or 18% more passengers during the first eleven months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In November 2018, 289 566 passengers or 15% more than last year travelled with airBaltic.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “This is another record year for airBaltic, and we will maintain our sustainable growth path also in the future, by launching at least six new destinations in 2019. Recently we were recognized as the leading Latvian exporter by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia and Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia. As we expand our operations, we continue to strengthen our positions as the leading Latvian export brand.”

During the first eleven months of 2018 airBaltic has operated 51 791 flights. In November 2018, the airline performed 4 375 flights, or 12% more than in the same period of 2017. The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, during first eleven months of 2018 was at a level of 76%.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during the first eleven months of 2018 reached a level of 88%. This means that more than 88 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes. In November, punctuality indicator reached 92%.

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airBaltic to base two Airbus A220-300s in Tallinn

Delivered on March 13, 2017

airBaltic has announced that as of summer season of 2019 it will base two of its new Airbus A220-300 aircraft in Tallinn, in order to serve the growing range of destinations offered to Estonian passengers. In total, airBaltic will have three aircraft based in Tallinn next year.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Since 2014, we are continuing to grow our operations in Tallinn Airport and we are glad that more Estonian passengers choose our services. Next summer we will serve already 12 different destinations. By basing a third aircraft in Tallinn, we are further committing to the Estonian market. We see airBaltic as a true Baltic airline, and with this Estonia is part of airBaltic’s growth story.”

“This year we launched direct flights from Tallinn to London, Stockholm and Oslo. Next year new direct flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen will be added. By offering both direct flights from Tallinn and convenient connections via Riga, airBaltic offers the best connectivity to and from the Baltic states to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East,” Martin Gauss added.

This year airBaltic expects to transport around 400,000 passengers to and from Estonia. This makes Tallinn the second biggest market after Riga.

From Tallinn, airBaltic offers nonstop flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and Vilnius as well as convenient connections via Riga. airBaltic will launch new nonstop services from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen in 2019.

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 will launch a new nonstop routes from Riga to Stuttgart and Lviv.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 938229.

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airBaltic receives 14th Airbus A220-300, completes deliveries for 2018

airBaltic on December 1, 2018 in Riga welcomed the last Airbus A220-300 jet for the year, registered as YL-CSM. Currently airBaltic has a total of 14 Airbus A220-300 aircraft on its fleet.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 1 850 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every third airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 17 684 flights and flown over 47 475 block hours. By the end of the 2019 airBaltic plans to have 22 Airbus A220-300 aircraft on its fleet.

Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300s have been in more than 35 countries and landed in over 70 airports. Most often airBaltic flies Airbus A220-300’s to Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Barcelona. 

This summer airBaltic has also launched an improved cabin with new, comfortable seats on its latest three Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Passengers now benefit from such additional improvements as more legroom, new pockets behind the seats for magazines, as well as hangers next to the seat for jackets. 

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 new direct routes from Riga to Stuttgart and Lviv. 

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airBaltic introduces a new Latvia flag livery on YL-CSL

On November 9, 2018, in a special event with its partners and employees at the Riga International Airport, airBaltic presented a gift to Latvia on its centenary – a special livery of Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

From now on, airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 (CS300 – BD-500-1A11) registered as YL-CSL will carry the flag of Latvia and the name of its capital – Riga.

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airBaltic to launch flights from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine

airBaltic Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) YL-BBT (msn 4438) VIE (Tony Storck). Image: 939143.

airBaltic will launch a new nonstop service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. It will be already the third airBaltic destination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa.

Route Flight frequency Start date Price *,

Basic

Price *,

Premium

Price*,

Business

Riga – Lviv 4 flights weekly April 1, 2019 69 EUR 125 EUR 399 EUR

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

airBaltic will operate flights between Riga and Lviv 4 times weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a flight that will last an hour and 50 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at EUR 69, including airport fees and transaction costs.

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.

Copyright Photo (all others by airBaltic): airBaltic Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) YL-BBT (msn 4438) VIE (Tony Storck). Image: 939143.

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airBaltic launches two new routes from Tallinn

airBaltic (airBaltic.com) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) YL-BAY (msn 4331) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 942377.

airBaltic on October 28, 2018 launched two new nonstop services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo. Since the expansion in Estonia, airBaltic now bases two aircraft at Tallinn Airport. The new flights offer convenient connections between Tallinn and the two cities.

Route Flight frequency Start date Price*, Basic Price*, Premium Price*, Business
Tallinn – Stockholm 12 flights weekly October 28, 2018 22 EUR 69 EUR 379 EUR
Tallinn – Oslo 2 flights weekly October 28, 2018 29 EUR 69 EUR 379 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability

airBaltic flies from Tallinn to Stockholm 12 times weekly. The scheduled flight time to Tallinn is one hour and 5 minutes. One-way ticket price to Stockholm starts at 22 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs. The flights to Oslo are performed two times a week and the scheduled flight time is one hour and 45 minutes. One-way ticket price to Oslo starts at 29 EUR.

In addition, airBaltic continues to offer nonstop flights from Tallinn to London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Vilnius as well as convenient connections via Riga.

During first nine months of 2018 airBaltic has transported over 330,000 passengers to and from Estonia. The airline has carried 12% more passengers in Estonia to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East than during the same period last year.

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.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic (airBaltic.com) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) YL-BAY (msn 4331) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 942377.

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airBaltic takes delivery of its latest Airbus A220-300 (YL-CSL)

airBaltic on October 13, 2018 in Riga welcomed the second to last Airbus A220-300 jet for the year, registered as YL-CSL.

By the end of 2018, airBaltic plans to have a total of 14 Airbus A220-300 aircraft in its fleet.

Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300s have been in 35 countries and landed in 70 airports. Most often airBaltic flies Airbus A220-300s to Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Barcelona. 

The Airbus A220-300 offers an excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and much more. The new aircraft is also considerably quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

airBaltic this summer has also launched an improved cabin with new, comfortable seats on its latest three Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Passengers now benefit from such additional improvements as more legroom, new pockets behind the seats for magazines, as well as hangers next to the seat for jackets. All airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft will get the improved cabin. 

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.

Photos: airBaltic.