airBaltic serves record 4.1 million passengers in 2018

posted on 16th January 2019 by Justin Burns

Route development drove Latvian airline airBaltic to carry 4.1 million passengers across its network in 2018 – 17 per cent more than in 2017 – the highest number of fliers carried in airline’s history.

In 2018, airBaltic operated a total of 56,261 flights or 12 per cent more than in 2017. The airline’s load factor across its expanding network was 75 per cent in 2018.

airBaltic chief executive officer, Martin Gauss said: “Our airline has a strong and efficient hybrid business model, loyal passengers and dedicated employees. In addition to our new aircraft, we were ableto continue our sustainable growth and build the groundwork for future success.”

“In 2019, we will continue to grow, by adding at least six new routes and additional capacities on various other destinations. From Riga, we will launch flights to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. We will continue to grow our presence also in Tallinn, by adding flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen,” Gauss added.

On January 3rd, 2019, it was announced that Latvian airline airBaltic has retained its place as the most punctual airline in Europe and is the second most punctual in the world according to the OAG analysts.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. For summer 2019, it will launch new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.