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airBaltic records a 19% increase in the first half

airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941765.

airBaltic has concluded the first half year of 2018 with a total revenue of 180.8 million euros, which is a 19% increase over the same period last year.

At the same time airBaltic has carried 1.9 million passengers, an increase of 20%, and performed 13% more flights during the six months of 2018.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by airBaltic): airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941765.

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airBaltic orders 30 additional Bombardier CS300 aircraft

airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941765.

On May 28, 2018, the Latvian airline airBaltic and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the parties have executed a firm purchase agreement for the sale and purchase of 30 Bombardier CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 aircraft of the same type.

This order complements the existing order of 20 CS300 aircraft and forms the backbone of the new airBaltic’s business plan Destination 2025 that builds on the successful progress of the current airline’s business plan Horizon 2021, which has laid the groundwork for future expansion.

We are now commencing the implementation of the next phase of our business strategy – Destination 2025, which foresees airBaltic expanding the map of our operations. A critical part of this new strategy is the introduction of a larger and exclusive fleet of all-CS300 aircraft, which are the most suitable aircraft for the markets in which we operate,” M.Gauss added. 

The new business plan Destination 2025 relies on expansion of routes from all three Baltic countries – Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, covering essentially the main European cities. The strategy also foresees that airBaltic will achieve a significant increase in passenger numbers and its revenue by 2025. The most successful airlines in Europe operate uniform fleet of larger scale, supported by cost efficient operations. airBaltic thus will have all ingredients to enable stable future of the company. 

“2017 was the most successful year in the history of airBaltic during which the company achieved exceptional operational and financial results. This serves as a solid proof of the success of the strategy and operating model of the airline. The new order is the largest investment in Latvia’s history and plays an important role in the development of the air infrastructure of the Baltic region with wide-ranging effects on the exports, economy and jobs,” said Uldis Augulis, Minister of Transport, Republic of Latvia. 

Deliveries pertaining to this new order are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019. Prior to this order, airBaltic had ordered 20 CS300 aircraft. Currently the airline is operating revenue service with eight CS300 aircraft, and is expected to take delivery of 12 more by 2019. Based on the list price of the CS300 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 2.9 billion. This amount would increase to nearly US$5.9 billion should all 30 purchase rights be exercised. 

airBaltic serves over 70 routes 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 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London. 

Top Copyright Photo (All others by airBaltic): airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 941765.

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airBaltic launches flights from Riga to Almaty

airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 941766.

airBaltic on April 29, launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Almaty in Kazakhstan. 

Above Photo: airBaltic.

The new route from Riga to Almaty is the second longest flight on our network. It is flown with Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

Route Flight frequency Start date Price *,

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Riga – Almaty (Kazakhstan) 3  flights weekly April 29, 2018 159 EUR 199 EUR 739 EUR

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

airBaltic flies 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 70 routes 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 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London. 

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 941766.

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airBaltic to operate flights to Malaga, Madrid and Lisbon also during the Winter

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

airBaltic has announced plans to continue operating flights from Riga to Malaga, Madrid and Lisbon also during the winter season, which will begin in late October.

Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President Network Management of airBaltic: “We introduced direct flights to Malaga and Lisbon only this spring, however, the passenger demand for these routes has already been high, making it viable for us to fly to these cities year-round. With the addition of the three routes as well as return of flights to Abu Dhabi, this winter we will continue to offer the best connectivity to and from the Baltics.”

Route Flight frequency Price *,

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Riga – Lisbon 2 flights weekly 89 EUR 155 EUR 499 EUR
Riga – Madrid 2 flights weekly 85 EUR 149 EUR 499 EUR
Riga – Malaga 2 flights weekly 95 EUR 149 EUR 479 EUR

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

airBaltic serves over 70 routes 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 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new nonstop route connecting Tallinn and London.

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

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airBaltic launches flights from Riga to Lisbon and Gdansk

Delivered on December 30, 2016

airBaltic on March 27, entered the summer season by launching two new routes from Riga International Airport to Lisbon and Gdansk. This afternoon airBaltic will also launch a new route connecting Tallinn and London.

Starting on March 27, 2018, airBaltic flies between Riga and Lisbon twice a week on a Bombardier CS300 aircraft, and the flight is scheduled to last 4 hours and 35 minutes. From Riga to Gdansk, airBaltic flies three times a week on a Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft, and the flight is scheduled to last one hour and 20 minutes. From Tallinn to London, airBaltic will fly twice a week, and the flight is scheduled to last 3 hours. One-way ticket price from Riga to Lisbon starts at 89 EUR, from Riga to Gdansk at 25 EUR and from Tallinn to London at 29 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs.

For summer 2018 airBaltic will add nine new destinations to its route map. In total airBaltic this summer will offer more than 70 direct services from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. In addition, airBaltic will also improve service for the summer season by adding additional frequencies from Riga to such destinations as Odessa, Paris, Munich, Warsaw, Moscow, Milan among others.

In other news, airBaltic on March 28, launched a new nonstop route linking Riga with the sunny city of Malaga in Spain.

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, the CIS and the Middle East. airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSB (msn 55004) LGW (Antony J. Best). Image: 937372.

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airBaltic to add nine new routes this summer

airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSA (msn 55003) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 938760.

airBaltic, starting on March 27, will enter the summer season with nine new routes and improved schedule linking the Baltic region with sunny destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.

This summer airBaltic will offer more than 70 direct services from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. For the summer season of 2018 airBaltic will offer new services from Riga to Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France), Gdansk (Poland), Almaty (Kazakhstan) as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad (both in Russia). In addition, airBaltic will launch a new route connecting Tallinn and London. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company’s homepage at http://www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic will also improve service for the summer season in Ukraine by increasing frequencies from Odessa to Riga up to six weekly flights starting March 25, 2018. Additional frequencies will also be added for such destinations as Paris, Munich, Warsaw, Moscow, Milan among others.

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, the CIS and the Middle East. airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

Copyright Photo: airBaltic Bombardier CS300 YL-CSA (msn 55003) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 938760.

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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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