airBaltic carries 18% more passengers during the summer

posted on 18th September 2018 by Justin Burns
airBaltic carries 18% more passengers during the summer

Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed 2.77 million passengers during the first eight months of 2018 than in the same period last year – an increase of 18 per cent.

In August alone, 440,562 passengers or 14 per cent more than last year travelled with the carrier. In addition in the summer seasonthe airline carried 18 per cent more passengers, a new record.

airBaltic’s load factor during the first eight months of 2018 was 77 per cent, a one percentage point fall on the same period in 2017 and in August it was 84 per cent, a decline of two percentage points on August last year.

airBaltic chief executive officer, Martin Gauss said: “This was the strongest summer in the history of the airline, successfully continuing the sustainable growth path the company has taken. While performing more flights to a wider variety of destinations, we still are aiming to achieve our world-class internal targets for both punctuality and regularity.”

During the first eight months of 2018 airBaltic has operated 37,186 flights. In August 2018, the airline performed 5,341 flights, or 11 per cent more than in the same period of 2017.