Category Archives: airBaltic

airBaltic receives its 8th Bombardier CS300, will have 14 by the end of this year, will retire the Boeing 737s

airBaltic welcomed the eighth of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets, registered as YL-CSH, in Riga on February 3. By the end of 2018, airBaltic plans to have a total of 14 CS300 aircraft on its fleet.

This week airBaltic will exhibit one of its Bombardier CS300 aircraft at the largest aircraft exhibition in Asia – Singapore Airshow.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 760 000 passengers on the brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft with every fourth airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. CS300 have completed more than 7 354 flights and flown over 19 345 block hours.

By the end of 2019 airBaltic is planning to have 20 Bombardier CS300 aircraft on its fleet. With an average jet fleet age of only 2 years, airBaltic, as an all-Bombardier operator, will have one of the youngest jet fleets in Europe.

The new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, with a total of 145 seats, offers excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and more. New aircraft is also much quieter – with 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 serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia.

The new CS300s will allow the airline to retire its fleet of Boeing 737s.

Photo: airBaltic.

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airBaltic continues its expansion in Tallinn

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

airBaltic will launch new nonstop services from Tallinn to Stockholm and Oslo and base a second aircraft at Tallinn Airport starting on October 28, 2018.

The airline will base a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft in Tallinn.

airBaltic will fly from Tallinn to Stockholm 12 times weekly.

The flights to Oslo will be operated twice-weekly and the scheduled flight time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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

airBaltic will also launch a new nonstop service from Tallinn to London Gatwick Airport starting on March 27, 2018.

In 2017, airBaltic has transported over 360 000 passengers to and from Estonia. The airline has carried 20% more passengers in Estonia to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East than in 2016.

For the summer season of 2018 airBaltic will also offer new services from Riga to Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Gdansk (Poland) as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad (both in Russia).

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

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airBaltic to recruit over 100 pilots in 2018

airBaltic in February will host an airBaltic “Pilot Open Days” initiative in several cities, including Vilnius, Helsinki, Amsterdam and Stockholm. The initiative targets different types of pilots willing to become part of airBaltic flight crew. The airline is planning to recruit more than 100 pilots in 2018.

During the “Pilot Open Days” events, all interested individuals will have a chance to learn more about airBaltic’s flight crew vacancies and to receive more information about airBaltic. During the event, the participants will have opportunity to ask questions directly to airBaltic chief pilots and receive all the necessary information on how to join the dynamic and motivated team of the world’s most punctual airline airBaltic.

airBaltic is organizing “Pilot Open Days” in specific cities due to the strong community of pilots. airBaltic has a multicultural team with over 50 pilots from Lithuania, more than 26 pilots from Netherlands and over 14 from Sweden.

On February 1, 2018 the first “Pilot Open Days” events will be held in Vilnius at 10:00 and at 15:00 in “AirInn Vilnius Hotel”.
On February 6, 2018 airBaltic team will travel to Stockholm and the events will take place at 10:00 and at 15:00 in “Radisson Blu Skycity Hotel”.
On February 8, 2018 the “Pilot Open Days” events will be held in Helsinki in “Cumulus Resort Airport Congress Center” at 10:00 and at 15:00.
On February 13, 2018 the final event will take place in Amsterdam in “Hotel NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport” at 11:00.

The project does not require candidates to fill out an application form before the visit, but simply to take their CV, personal identification document, and arrive for the event. For more information about work at airBaltic, candidates can visit airline’s recruitment website: http://recruite.airbaltic.com/

In December 2017, airBaltic also started the application process for candidates to the airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining. Persons selected will be the first class of students of the professional airline pilot training programme and will become airBaltic pilots upon completion of the programme in about two years from now.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

Photo: airBaltic.

airBaltic to launch seasonal service between Riga and Almaty in Kazakhstan

Delivered on March 13, 2017

airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Almaty in Kazakhstan on April 29, 2018.

airBaltic will fly from Riga to Almaty 3 flights weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier CS300 aircraft for a flight that will last approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia.

Copyright Photo: airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 938229.

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airBaltic passengers up +27% in December, will add new destinations this summer

airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSD (msn 55006) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 939702.

airBaltic made this announcement:

Provisional data show that in December 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried over 260 000 passengers or roughly 27% more than in the same period of 2016. This has been the biggest number of transported passengers in December in the airline’s history.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “2017 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 (above) that have outperformed our expectations and have been appreciated by 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 popular 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 will add Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France) and Gdansk (Poland) as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad (Russia).

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

Copyright Photo: airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSD (msn 55006) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 939702.

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airBaltic to launch a new route from Tallinn to London Gatwick

airBaltic Boeing 737-36Q WL YL-BBX (msn 30334) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 939039.

airBaltic will launch a new nonstop route from London Gatwick Airport to Tallinn starting on March 27, 2018. The two weekly flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities.

 

Route

Flight frequency

Start date

Price*, Basic

Price*, Premium

Price*, Business

London – Tallinn

2 flights weekly

March 27, 2018

49 EUR

109 EUR

629 EUR

*Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges.

airBaltic will fly from London to Tallinn twice-weekly. The flight to Tallinn is scheduled to last 2 hours and 50 minutes.

For the summer season of 2018 airBaltic will also offer new services from Riga to Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France), Gdansk (Poland) as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad (both in Russia).

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers nonstop flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

Copyright Photo: airBaltic Boeing 737-36Q WL YL-BBX (msn 30334) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 939039.

airBaltic Boeing 737-500 skids off the taxiway at Moscow, no damage, no injuries

airBaltic issued this statement on social media:

airBaltic confirms that on December 6, 2017, due to heavy winds and slippery taxiway its flight BT428 with a Boeing 737-500 from Riga to Moscow, slid off the taxiway during taxiing after the landing in Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport.

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