Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with the international tour operator Tez Tour Latvija will launch charter flights from Riga to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on October 26 and 27 respectively.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: "After a longer period of time, we are now resuming flights to Egypt in cooperation with Tez Tour Latvija. We are happy to strengthen our long-standing and successful cooperation with Tez Tour Latvija by offering sunny leisure destinations during our upcoming winter schedule."
Konstantins Palgovs, General Manager of Tez Tour Latvija: "For the new season, the Tez Tour team has prepared a very attractive flight program for our clients traveling from Riga to Egypt – to the destinations popular among tourists from Latvia, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh resorts by the Red Sea. We are pleased that Tez Tour clients also in the 2020 winter season will be able to continue to enjoy the excellent service on flights operated by airBaltic. The long-term cooperation with airBaltic has proved that our strategy is right, setting flight safety and punctuality, highly professional staff and opportunity to develop the country’s tourism industry as the primary criteria."
"All flights from Riga to Egypt will be performed by one of the most modern aircraft in the world – Airbus A220-300. The charter flight program from Riga to Egypt will be opened with a flight to Hurghada on October 26, 2019 and the winter season will continue until the end of April 2020. Starting from October 26, 2019, Hurghada’s and Sharm El Sheikh’s airports will be the first airports to receive the regular charter flights by airBaltic’s new Airbus A220-300 jets in the continent of Africa," said Konstantins Palgovs.
During the winter season of 2019 airBaltic and Tez Tour Latvija will offer one weekly flight from Riga to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh. The flights will last from October 26 until April 26 and will be performed by Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
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.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the most punctual airline in Europe connecting the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 39 aircraft – 19 Airbus A220-300s, 8 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year award, while in 2018 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Tez Tour Latvija in brief:
Tez Tour is the leading Latvian tour operator that has been operating on the Latvian market since 2002, organizing trips to different countries worldwide. Tez Tour organizes trips from Latvia to resorts in Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Dominican Republic and Cuba. According to BNS data, tour operator Tez Tour is the leader in the Latvian tourism market, the company has been thrice named the country’s best tour operator. Tourism industry representatives in the annual vote named Tez Tour Latvija the best company in the category "Entrepreneur of travel agencies and tour operators in 2015". The company Tez Tour Latvija in 2016 opened its first sales office in Latvia for private service, and a second office in 2019. At the moment, Tez Tour Latvija organizes trips to eighteen countries across the world, where 24 local Tez Tour offices take care of the tourists.