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airBaltic to base two Airbus A220-300s in Tallinn

Delivered on March 13, 2017

airBaltic has announced that as of summer season of 2019 it will base two of its new Airbus A220-300 aircraft in Tallinn, in order to serve the growing range of destinations offered to Estonian passengers. In total, airBaltic will have three aircraft based in Tallinn next year.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Since 2014, we are continuing to grow our operations in Tallinn Airport and we are glad that more Estonian passengers choose our services. Next summer we will serve already 12 different destinations. By basing a third aircraft in Tallinn, we are further committing to the Estonian market. We see airBaltic as a true Baltic airline, and with this Estonia is part of airBaltic’s growth story.”

“This year we launched direct flights from Tallinn to London, Stockholm and Oslo. Next year new direct flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen will be added. By offering both direct flights from Tallinn and convenient connections via Riga, airBaltic offers the best connectivity to and from the Baltic states to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East,” Martin Gauss added.

This year airBaltic expects to transport around 400,000 passengers to and from Estonia. This makes Tallinn the second biggest market after Riga.

From Tallinn, airBaltic offers nonstop flights to Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and Vilnius as well as convenient connections via Riga. airBaltic will launch new nonstop services from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen in 2019.

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 a new nonstop routes from Riga to Stuttgart and Lviv.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 938229.

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airBaltic to fly the Pope

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943595.

airBaltic will have the honor of hosting Pope Francis and his official delegation on their trip to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia next week.

For the first time in history airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft will carry the papal delegation between the three Baltic capitals and back to Rome, Italy.

airBaltic will host the delegation on their journey from Vilnius, Lithuania, to Riga, Latvia, to Tallinn, Estonia, and from Tallinn to Rome, Italy between September 24 and September 25, 2018.

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 has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.

In other news, airBaltic has taken a vote on the names for its growing Airbus A220-300 fleet on social media:

The voting for most loved Latvian cities has officially ended!

We congratulate all 14 Latvian cities – we will name our Airbus A220-300 in honor of them.

Thank you all for participating and helping us to choose the Top 14!

Top Copyright Photo (all others by airBaltic): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSC (msn 55005) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943595.

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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 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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