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airBaltic to retire its remaining Boeing 737s early

To be phased out in fall of 2019, replaced by Bombardier CS300s

airBaltic has announced that it will end its Boeing 737 fleet operations in the autumn of 2019, one year ahead of the original plan. The airline aims to minimize complexity and benefit from the additional efficiency of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft which will be the only jet type operated by airBaltic.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Airbus A220-300 is the aircraft of our future and, by phasing out the Boeing 737, we will have the youngest jet fleet in Europe. The introduction of Airbus A220-300 has been very successful and provided the additional efficiency any airline is seeking in the highly competitive aviation market. Thanks to the good overall performance we took a decision to introduce a single type fleet of up to 80 (50 firm order and 30 options) Airbus A220-300 aircraft by 2022.”

So far airBaltic has received 14 of its Airbus A220-300 orders and eight new aircraft will join this year. The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff. In late 2018, airBaltic phased out three of its Boeing 737-500 aircraft. Currently the airline still operates six Boeing 737-300 and two Boeing 737-500 jets.

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. In summer 2019, airBaltic will introduce five new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): airBaltic (airBaltic.com) Boeing 737-33V WL YL-BBL (msn 29334) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 929359.

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airBaltic and Mouzenidis Travel to launch charter flights to Corfu

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airBaltic in cooperation with the international tour operator Mouzenidis Travel has announced that as of June 1, 2019 it will perform weekly charter flights to the Greek island of Corfu.

The nonstop flights from Riga to Corfu will take place between June and early October.

Passengers will board an Airbus A220-300 aircraft for a flight that will last approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes.

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 new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSL (msn 55041) (Latvia 100) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 945680.

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airBaltic to operate charters to five new destinations

airBaltic in cooperation with the international tour operator Tez Tour Latvija has published its enhanced charter program for the summer season of 2019, which will begin in late April and offer regular charter flights to a selection of five sunny leisure destinations.

During the summer season 2019 airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija will offer regular charter flights to Antalya (Turkey) up to 6 times a week, Heraklion (Greece) and Burgas (Bulgaria) – twice a week. Furthermore, Tez Tour will offer two weekly charter programs to Ancona (Italy) and Patras (Greece).

In total, Tez Tour and airBaltic have planned to carry out 14% more charter flights than last year to the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Throughout the summer season Tez Tour will also offer tours on scheduled airBaltic flights to Rhodes (Greece), Barcelona and Mallorca (Spain) among others.

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 new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

airBaltic to fly to Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain)

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) YL-CSA (msn 55003) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 938760.

airBaltic announces the adding of two more leisure destinations to its network for the summer season of 2019. Starting in May, airBaltic will perform scheduled flights to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) (below) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic will launch at least 8 new routes this year.

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price *,

Basic

Price *,

Premium

Price*,

Business 

Riga – Kos (Greece) 1 weekly May 11, 2019 79 EUR 139 EUR 499 EUR
Riga – Menorca (Spain) 1 weekly May 12, 2019 79 EUR 139 EUR 519 EUR

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

Flights to both of the new destinations will be performed once per week. Flights will be operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

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 new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSA (msn 55003) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 938760.

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airBaltic carries over 4 million passengers in 2018, up 17%

airBaltic has carried 4,135,711 passengers or 17% more than last year to its network. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history. 

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our airline has a strong and efficient hybrid business model, loyal passengers and dedicated employees. In addition to our new aircraft, we were able to continue our sustainable growth and build the groundwork for future success.”

“In 2019, we will continue to grow, by adding at least six new routes and additional capacities on various other destinations. From Riga, we will launch flights to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. We will continue to grow our presence also in Tallinn, by adding flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen,” Martin Gauss added.

In 2018, airBaltic operated a total of 56 261 flights or 12% more than in 2017. The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at a level of 75% in 2018.

2018 2017 Change
Number of passengers 4 135 711 3 523 300 +17%
Number of flights 56 261 50 093 +12%
Load factor 75% 76% -1%-point
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 88% 88% 0%-points
December, 2018 December, 2017 Change
Number of passengers 292 765 264 879 +11%
Number of flights 4 470 3 951 +13%
Load factor 64% 67% -3%-points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 86% 83% +3%-points

On January 3, 2019, it was announced that Latvian airline airBaltic has retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAG analysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports. airBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past five consecutive years.

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 new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. 

Photo: airBaltic.

airBaltic operated 99.8% of its scheduled flights in 2018

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airBaltic has made this announcement:

airBaltic has further improved its world-class regularity rate, performing 99.8% of its planned flights in 2018. It is an improvement of 0.4 percentage points compared to 2017 and means that only 0.2% of flights were cancelled last year due to different circumstances, including delays caused by strikes in European airports and weather conditions.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “When a notable proportion of our clients travel using a transfer via Riga, it is instrumental for us to provide them a reliable service. As one of the most punctual carriers globally, we always strive to improve our service and our passengers can count on us.”

“Even though last summer in Europe was especially tough due to widespread strikes across the continent, we maintained the world-leading punctuality and regularity ratings, enabling passengers to use our convenient connections with ease,” Martin Gauss added.

On January 3, 2019, it was announced that the Latvian airline airBaltic has been recognized as the most punctual airline in Europe for 2018 by OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of a total of over 58 million flight records. airBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past five consecutive years.

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 new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSL (msn 55041) (Latvia 100) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 944331.

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airBaltic retains its position as the most punctual airline in Europe

airBaltic has retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAG analysts. They tracked the performance of over 58 million flight records in 2018 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports. airBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past five consecutive years.

According to OAG, in 2018 airBaltic achieved an on-time performance rating of 89.17% for flights linking the Baltics to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle Least. It means that more than 89 out of 100 airBaltic flights arrived on time in 2018. 

Full 2019 OAG Punctuality League report can be found here: https://bit.ly/2GPL1Ht 

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 new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. 

Bottom Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSJ (msn 55038) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 943824.

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airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) YL-CSJ (msn 55038) BRU (Ton Jochems). Image: 943824.