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airBaltic fully implements its Green Flying Project

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

airBaltic has fully implemented the E-GEN project, which has been aimed to further improve its green flying, as it sets out to reduce emissions and improve efficiency.

The project has enabled airBaltic to upgrade the satellite navigation systems on its Bombardier Q400 NextGen fleet. As a result, airBaltic has implemented the highest precision approach procedures, improving its fuel efficiency and permitting landings that are more reliable.

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Pauls Cālītis, Senior Vice President Flight Operations of airBaltic: “As an innovative company, airBaltic is always striving to increase its efficiency and benefit from the most modern technology available. We are proud to have successfully implemented this modernization program with the cooperation of EU and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) co-financing and having paved the way for other European airlines to follow in our footsteps,” Pauls Cālītis added.

The project was launched in September 2015 and technical activities of it have been successfully concluded this year. Since implementation, airBaltic has performed already more than 500 highest precision approaches across Europe.

The E-GEN project is co-financed by the GSA and will enable the entire airBaltic fleet to use satellite-guided approaches. EGNOS, the European Geostationary Overlay Service, is a satellite based augmentation system improving the signal of the current GPS system. The increased accuracy and integrity provided by EGNOS enables satellite based instrument approach procedures with vertical and lateral guidance, LPV200, equivalent to ILS CAT I.

This will offer additional benefits for the customer, as it improves airBaltic operations in marginal weather conditions, reduces fuel burn, emissions, and the noise level in the airport neighbourhoods. In addition, EGNOS can support ADS-B out as navigation source.

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 has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv, and in May will launch flights to Kos and Menorca.

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airBaltic to launch flights from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine

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

airBaltic will launch a new nonstop service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. It will be already the third airBaltic destination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa.

Route Flight frequency Start date Price *,

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Price *,

Premium

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Riga – Lviv 4 flights weekly April 1, 2019 69 EUR 125 EUR 399 EUR

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

airBaltic will operate flights between Riga and Lviv 4 times weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a flight that will last an hour and 50 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at EUR 69, including airport fees and transaction costs.

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.

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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).

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