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airBaltic launches seasonal base in Gran Canaria

airBaltic has launched its seasonal base in Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands.

During this winter,airBaltic will base two of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft at the Gran Canaria airport (LPA), serving a total of 10 direct routes.

The seasonal offer compliments airBaltic current services to the Canary Islands as the airline continues to operate direct flights to Tenerife from its four main bases – Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere.

Destination servedFlight frequencyStart datePriceGREEN*PriceBUSINESS LIGHT*
Gran Canaria – Riga (Latvia)2 flights weeklyOctober 23, 2023199 EUR559 EUR
Gran Canaria – Tallinn (Estonia)1 flight weeklyNovember 30, 2023209 EUR569 EUR
Gran Canaria – Bergen (Norway)2 flights weeklyDecember 1, 202385 EUR299 EUR
Gran Canaria – Vilnius (Lithuania)1 flight weeklyDecember 2, 2023189 EUR559 EUR
Gran Canaria – Oslo-Sandefjord Torp (Norway)2 flights weeklyDecember 2, 2023169 EUR299 EUR
Gran Canaria – Aalborg (Denmark)2 flights weeklyDecember 3, 2023149 EUR309 EUR
Gran Canaria – Oslo-Gardermoen (Norway)1 flight weeklyDecember 3, 202385 EUR299 EUR
Gran Canaria – Billund (Denmark)2 flights weeklyDecember 4, 2023149 EUR309 EUR
Gran Canaria – Copenhagen (Denmark)1 flight weeklyDecember 4, 2023135 EUR309 EUR
Gran Canaria – Tampere (Finland)1 flight weeklyDecember 5, 2023209 EUR569 EUR

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

In addition to direct flights between Riga and Gran Canaria, which were launched last year, airBaltic will now connect the airport to nine new destinations in Northern Europe.

The new routes will be operated by Airbus A220-300 aircraft 

airBaltic invites everyone to design their 50th aircraft livery

airBaltic has launched an exciting design contest, warmly inviting individuals from across the world to participate in creating the livery of its 50th Airbus A220-300 aircraft. 

The contest is open to anyone above the age of 18, from any country. Submissions are welcome until December 12, 2023, from artists, designers, and creative talents, particularly those operating as non-commercial entities or independent creators. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase one’s artistic vision and make a mark on airBaltic‘s fleet.

For complete details on participation and the terms & conditions, please visit:

https://www.airbaltic.com/en/50th-livery-contest

The contest will follow a structured process: Initially, the airBaltic Design Committee, which includes professionals from various departments, such as Top Management, PR, Marketing, and Content, will evaluate all entries based on adherence to the contest guidelines. Out of these submissions, the top 15-20 designs will be shortlisted.

Afterwards, the designs will be displayed on a special webpage dedicated to public voting. This phase is exclusively accessible to airBaltic Club members offering our most loyal customers the unique opportunity to influence airBaltic’s history in choosing the livery. Each member entitled to cast one vote.

The winner of the contest will be awarded a 3 000 EUR airBaltic gift certificate. Additionally, the winning design will be featured on the 50th aircraft, receiving due credit on the aircraft itself and in various media outlets.

Additionally, airBaltic Club members who participated in the voting, can enter a raffle for a chance to fly on this uniquely designed aircraft.

airBaltic receives its 45th Airbus A220-300 aircraft

airBaltic welcomed its 45th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABS, in Riga. 

This is the sixth Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2023.

It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered. Furthermore, the company has announced a firm purchase agreement for 30 more Airbus A220-300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 20 aircraft of the same type.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried more than 13,441,000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Airbus A220-300s of the airline have completed over 150,000 flights and flown 328,000 block hours.

airBaltic and Delta Air Lines to start codeshare cooperation

airBaltic and the American carrier Delta Air Lines today announced the start of their codeshare partnership effective November 22, 2023.

With unprecedented demand for travel across the Atlantic, Delta will add its code to airBaltic services providing customers convenient connections and enhanced flexibility between North America and the Baltics.  

This new codeshare relationship will see Delta place its code on 20 airBaltic-operated routes to three of the Latvian airline’s bases – Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius.

airBaltic to become largest Airbus A220 customer in Europe with an additional order for 30 A220-300s

airBaltic will become the largest A220 customer in Europe after confirming an incremental order for an additional 30 A220-300s. This new order will take the airline’s total firm orderbook to 80 aircraft.

Already operating a 44 strong fleet of A220-300s, airBaltic is currently the largest A220-300 operator in the world.  

The airline’s history with the Airbus A220-300 dates back to 2016 where it was the launch customer, and in 2020, it refreshed its fleet to solely operate this aircraft type. 

airBaltic launches its winter schedule 2023 with four new destinations from Vilnius

airBaltic has announced the launch of the winter season 2023, offering four new destinations from Vilnius.

This year airBaltic will offer such new leisure destinations as Dubai (UAE), Tenerife (Spain), Gran Canaria (Spain), and Turin (Italy). The first flight from Vilnius to Dubai departed on November 1, 2023.

Destination servedFlight frequencyStart datePrice *,GREEN
Vilnius – Tenerife (Spain)2 flights weeklyOctober 31, 2023199 €
Vilnius – Dubai (UAE)1 flight weeklyNovember 1, 2023239 €
Vilnius – Gran Canaria (Spain)1 flight weeklyDecember 2, 2023169 €
Vilnius – Turin (Italy)2 flights weeklyDecember 30, 2023 109 €

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

Flights between Vilnius and Dubai are scheduled to take 6 hours and 35 minutes.

airBaltic launches its winter season 2023 with four new destinations from Tallinn

airBaltic has announced the launch of the winter season 2023, offering four new destinations from Tallinn (Estonia).

This winter airBaltic will connect Tallinn with Tampere (Finland), Tenerife (Spain), Gran Canaria (Spain), and Geneva (Switzerland). The first flight from Tallinn to Tenerife departed today, on October 30, 2023.

Destination servedFlight frequencyStart datePrice *,GREEN
Tallinn – Tampere (Finland)7 flights weeklyOctober 29, 202365 €
Tallinn – Tenerife (Spain)2 flights weeklyOctober 30, 2023269 €
Tallinn – Gran Canaria (Spain)1 flight weeklyDecember 7, 2023179 €
Tallinn – Geneva (Switzerland)2 flights weeklyDecember 30, 2023149 €

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

Flights between Tallinn and Tenerife are scheduled to take 7 hours.

airBaltic operates more than 100 routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere.

airBaltic adds two more routes for summer 2024 – in total 13 new destinations

airBaltic has published additions to its flight schedule for the upcoming summer season next year.

By adding two more routes – from Tallinn (Estonia) to Burgas (Bulgaria) and from Tampere (Finland) to Palma de Mallorca (Spain) – now, the airline plans to launch a total of 13 new routes from the Baltic States – Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania, and its newest base Tampere.

Destination servedFlight frequencyStart datePrice *,GREEN
Riga (Latvia) – Alicante (Spain)2 flights weeklyFebruary 27, 2024129 EUR
Riga (Latvia) – Tirana (Albania)2 flights weeklyMay 1, 202489 EUR
Riga (Latvia) – Sofia (Bulgaria)3 flights weeklyMay 2, 202479 EUR
Riga (Latvia) – Ljubljana (Slovenia)2 flights weeklyMay 2, 202479 EUR
Riga (Latvia) – Skopje (North Macedonia)2 flights weeklyMay 2, 202479 EUR
Riga (Latvia) – Chisinau (Moldova)2 flights weeklyMay 4, 202479 EUR
Riga (Latvia) – Pristina (Kosovo)2 flights weeklyMay 4, 202479 EUR
Tallinn (Estonia) – Billund (Denmark)2 flights weeklyMay 2, 202479 EUR
Tallinn (Estonia) – Malta1 flight weeklyMay 4, 2024109 EUR
Tallinn (Estonia) – Burgas (Bulgaria)2 flights weeklyMay 1, 202499 EUR
Vilnius (Lithuania) – Krakow (Poland)2 flights weeklyMay 3, 202459 EUR
Palanga (Lithuania)– Amsterdam (the Netherlands)2 flights weeklyMay 29, 202499 EUR
Tampere (Finland) – Palma de Mallorca (Spain)2 flights weeklyMay 3, 2024129 EUR

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

In the upcoming summer season, airBaltic plans to add 13 new routes – 7 from Latvia, 3 from Estonia, 2 from Lithuania and 1 from Tampere.

Additionally, the airline plans to increase flight frequencies on routes from Riga to Rome, Tel Aviv, Prague, and more, as well, as from Vilnius to Paris, Munich, Tallinn, and from Palanga to Riga.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-ABN (msn 55215) (Latvia) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 961477.

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airBaltic receives its 44th Airbus A220-300 aircraft

On September 9, 2023, the Latvian national airline airBaltic welcomed its 44th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABQ, in Riga. 

This is the fifth Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2023. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 which airBaltic has ordered.

In addition, airBaltic holds 30 options and purchase rights for the same aircraft type.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried close to 13,000,000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Airbus A220-300s of the airline have completed nearly 143,000 flights and flown over 311,000 block hours.

SAF purchases on airBaltic flights kick-start passenger engagement

airBaltic made this announcement:

To raise awareness about the growing significance of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in air traffic and its role in achieving climate neutrality goals, the Latvian national airline airBaltic has been offering passengers the option to contribute to this cause since May 2023. Throughout the summer, the purchase of the SAF ancillary product has already been integrated into nearly 5 000 bookings.

airBaltic procures and consumes the contributed fuel within 12 months’ time after passenger has ordered it. A full overview of the SAF procurement in 2023 will be featured in the Sustainability and Annual Report.

The summer statistics highlight the increased significance of SAF purchases for passengers traveling from the Baltics to destinations such as Zurich, Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki, London, and Frankfurt.

A small amount of SAF can be added to flights, by purchasing it along with bookings on the airBaltic homepage www.airBaltic.com. The price of SAF varies depending on the ticket type, starting from EUR 2.99 per person, per flight.

airBaltic Club members have the opportunity of using their accumulated loyalty points to purchase an unlimited amount of SAF kilograms at theairBaltic Club rewards shop: https://spend.airbalticclub.com

In the airline industry, SAF is one of the most effective ways to reduce CO2 emissions. The fuel is derived from sustainable feedstocks and has a similar chemical composition to traditional fossil jet fuel. However, whereas fossil fuels add to the overall level of CO2 by emitting carbon that had been previously locked away, SAF recycles the CO2 that has been absorbed by the biomass used in the feedstock over the course of its life [Source: IATA].1kg of SAF produces up to 80% less CO2 emissions over the full product life cycle compared to the same amount of fossil fuels. There are still a number of challenges in SAF production, such as insufficient production capacity and high production costs. As a result, this fuel is up to three times more expensive than fossil aviation fuel – which is the fuel that is used most in aviation.