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airBaltic paints YL-CSJ in the flag colors of Estonia

airBaltic has made this announcement:

Due to the growing popularity of airBaltic services in Estonia, last weekend airBaltic completed the paintwork on one of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft at Magnetic MRO facilities at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. Now airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft registered as YL-CSJ is carrying the colors of the Estonian flag and the name of its capital – Tallinn.

To create this artwork, 15 professional painters worked for 1 000 hours. In total, 250 liters of primer, paint and lacquer were used to cover the aircraft, which constitutes the layer of 120 microns or 0.12 mm.

During the first five months of 2019 airBaltic has transported over 210 000 passengers to and from Estonia. The airline has carried 31% more passengers in Estonia to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East than during the same period last year.

airBaltic offers the best connectivity to and from Tallinn, fostering better business relations and more leisure travel opportunities to and from the Estonian capital. Following growing local demand, airBaltic has been increasing its presence in Estonia, by adding more direct destinations from Tallinn Airport. By launching three new direct routes this year, airBaltic now offers a total of 12 direct services from Tallinn.

As of June, airBaltic is basing two of its Airbus A220-300 in Tallinn. It is the greenest commercial aircraft currently available. 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 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 the summer season 2019, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca. 

Photo: airBaltic.

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airBaltic displays Airbus A220-300 at Paris Air Show 2019

airBaltic from June 17 until June 23, 2019 is participating in the world’s largest and oldest aviation exhibition Paris Air Show 2019. Together with the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, airBaltic presents the most advanced commercial jet aircraft Airbus A220-300.

This year the Paris Air Show is taking place for the 53rd time and is held from June 17 to June 23, 2019 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget, a few kilometers North of Paris. The Paris Air Show is a unique event in terms of its size and diversity as it brings together all players of the world aerospace industry, offers many flying displays with great visibility and gives an opportunity to trade professionals to present their products and expertise in the best conditions. 

Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 27 000 flights and flown over 69 000 block hours. 

The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff. This aircraft 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 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 the 2019 summer season, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca. 

In other news, airBaltic in May 2019 transported 470,025 passengers or 22% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. For the first time in the history of the airline airBaltic has reached 60% market share in Riga during May 2019.

Photos: airBaltic.

airBaltic launches flights from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen

airBaltic has expanded its operations in Tallinn by launching three new flights to Malaga, Copenhagen and Brussels.

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price *,

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Tallinn–Malaga 2 flights weekly June 1, 2019 99 EUR 155 EUR 505 EUR
Tallinn–Copenhagen  4 flights weekly June 2, 2019 35 EUR 89 EUR 359 EUR
Tallinn–Brussels 3 flights weekly June 3, 2019 39 EUR 95 EUR 449 EUR

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

From Tallinn, airBaltic offers direct flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Vilnius and now also to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen, as well as convenient flight connections via Riga. In addition, airBaltic also announced the launch of the 13th direct flight from the Estonian capital to Salzburg, Austria. The seasonal direct flight between the two cities will start on December 21, 2019.

All photos by airBaltic.

airBaltic to continue to fly to Palanga during the winter

airBaltic has announced that it will continue to perform two daily flights between Palanga and Riga also during the upcoming winter season that will begin in late October.

In other news, airBaltic on May 25, 2019 in Riga welcomed its 19th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAS. This was the fifth Airbus A220-300 received this year and three more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 27 000 flights and flown over 69 000 block hours.

Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300’s have been in more than 35 countries and landed in over 70 airports. Due to arrival of new Airbus A200-300 aircraft, a growing number of destinations are served by it.

The latest destinations where airBaltic flies its Airbus A220-300’s are Menorca and Kos.

 

airBaltic tentatively schedules the last Boeing 737 revenue flights

airBaltic Boeing 737-31S YL-BBS (msn 29267)  ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 943127.

airBaltic, which had been aggressively replacing its older Boeing 737s with new Airbus A220-300s, has tentatively scheduled the last Boeing 737 revenue flights in the fall.

According to Airline Route, the last Boeing 737-300 (top) revenue flight is tentatively scheduled for October 26, 2019.

Above Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best.

Meanwhile, the last Boeing 737-500 (above) revenue flight will tentatively be operated on November 29, 2019. The last flight is currently scheduled between Copenhagen and Riga.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Boeing 737-31S YL-BBS (msn 29267) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 943127.

airBaltic aircraft slide show:

 

airBaltic receives its 18th Airbus A220-300

airBaltic on May 18, 2019 in Riga welcomed its 18th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAR. This was the fourth Airbus A220-300 received this year and four more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

Photo: airBaltic.

airBaltic to start codeshare flights with SAS

airBaltic has concluded a cooperation agreement, known as a codeshare agreement, with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). The airBaltic and SAS partnership will offer convenient connections between Latvia, Scandinavia and beyond. 

airBaltic will put its code BT on flights connecting Riga and Alesund, Bergen, Stavanger, Tromso, Trondheim via such common gateways as Oslo and Copenhagen airport. SAS will place its flight code SK on direct flights from Stockholm Arlanda, Copenhagen and Oslo airports and vice versa, ensuring transportation between Scandinavian capitals and Riga, as well as connecting traffic from SAS’s whole network and Riga via its three hubs.

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 season 2019, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca.