Tag: Baltics

airBaltic Maintains Strong Market Position in the Baltics

According to Riga Airport, in 2020 Latvian airline airBaltic has maintained its market leader position, by carrying 57% of all passengers to the Latvian capital. In 2020, the airline carried 1.14 million passengers to and from Riga. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Despite t...

airBaltic sets new traffic growth record in July

airBaltic sets new traffic growth record in July

Latvian airline airBaltic flew 578,340 passengers in July - 28 per cent more than the same month last year - across its growing route network. The airline’s load factor was 86 per cent, the same as July 2018 and it operated 6,202 flights, 18 per cent more than the same month last year. Chie...

airBaltic seeing strong demand for heavy cabin baggage

airBaltic seeing strong demand for heavy cabin baggage

Baltic carrier airBaltic says it is seeing strong demand for heavy cabin baggage since It introduced a new service in March. The carrier said that since it began, 100,000 bookings have been made by the airline’s passengers. As part of the new service, airBaltic passengers can purchase ad...

airBaltic rolls out special Lithuanian Airbus A220-300 livery

airBaltic rolls out special Lithuanian Airbus A220-300 livery

Due to the growing demand of airBaltic services in Lithuania airBaltic has created a special livery of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft dedicated to Lithuania. Now airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft registered as YL-CSK is carrying the colours of the Lithuanian flag and the name of its capital ...

airBaltic extends operating season for Riga-Athens and Riga-Reykjavik routes

airBaltic extends operating season for Riga-Athens and Riga-Reykjavik routes

Latvian airline airBaltic has extended the operating season of routes from Riga to Athens and Riga to Reykjavik. Flights to Reykjavik (Iceland) will now run until 31 January, 2020 and restart on 3 March, 2020, while services to Athens (Greece) will continue until 1 December, 2019 and restart on ...

airBaltic receives its 19th Airbus A220-300

airBaltic receives its 19th Airbus A220-300

Latvian airline airBaltic has welcomed its 19th Airbus A220-300 aircraft - the fifth Airbus A220-300 it has received this year. The airline will take delivery of three more of the aircraft type by the end of the year, further growing the variant in its fleet. Thus far, airBaltic has carried ...

airBaltic launches two new leisure routes to the Mediterranean

airBaltic launches two new leisure routes to the Mediterranean

airBaltic launched two more leisure routes over the weekend to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain) from Riga. The Latvian-based carrier will fly once a week to the islands and has so far launched five new routes from Riga this summer season. Flights are operated by Airb...

LOT Polish Airlines launches new Vilnius-London City route

LOT Polish Airlines launches new Vilnius-London City route

LOT Polish Airlines yesterday (1 May) started a new route between Vilnius and London City linking the Lithuanian capital city with London’s most central airport for the very first time. The carrier is utilising its new Embraer 190s on the link and will operate up to twice a day, becoming the t...

Lithuanian Airports welcomes 1.3m passengers in Q1 2019

Lithuanian Airports welcomes 1.3m passengers in Q1 2019

After the first three months of this year Lithuanian Airports record a targeted growth in the company’s results and carried more than 1.322 million passengers. That is seven per cent more than last year during the same time frame. The biggest growth was at Vilnius Airport, which welcomed more ...

airBaltic expands its route network for the summer

airBaltic expands its route network for the summer

airBaltic has boosted its route network and connectivity from Riga and Talinn for the summer season of 2019 and will start eight new links. The airline will fly five more services from Riga and three from Talinn utilising its fleet which now consists of many Airbus A220s. airBaltic will launch...

airBaltic to phase out its Boeing 737 fleet in 2019

airBaltic to phase out its Boeing 737 fleet in 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic is to end its Boeing 737 fleet operations in autumn 2019 by phasing out its final eight of the variant - one year ahead of the original plan. The carrier said it aims to minimise complexity and benefit from the additional efficiency of the Airbus A220-300 aircraft which ...

airBaltic carriers 12% more passengers in first month of 2019

airBaltic carriers 12% more passengers in first month of 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic carried 260,383 or 12 per cent more passengers during January 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. The load factor in the month was 58 per cent, four percentage points down on the same month...

airBaltic adds two new Mediterranean routes from Riga

airBaltic adds two new Mediterranean routes from Riga

Latvian airline airBaltic had added two more leisure routes to its network from its Riga hub for the summer season of 2019 utilising its Airbus A220-300 fleet. The carrier will fly once a week to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain) from 11 May and 12 May, respectivel...

Growing network helps airBaltic grow passenger numbers 18%

Growing network helps airBaltic grow passenger numbers 18%

A growing route network drove Latvian airline airBaltic to carry 3.84 passengers in the first 11 months of the year of 2018 - 18 per cent more than the same period last year. The load factor for the period was 76 per cent, one percentage point down on the same 11 months in 2017. In November 20...

airBaltic receives 14th Airbus A220-300

airBaltic receives 14th Airbus A220-300

airBaltic received its last Airbus A220-300 aircraft for the year on Saturday (1 December) bringing the number of the Airbus variant to 14 in the Riga-based carrier's fleet. This year, airBaltic has carried over 1.85 million passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every third airBaltic pa...

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