CEO of Latvian airline airBaltic Martin Gauss during a visit in Liepaja announced that airBaltic will increase the number of domestic flights between Riga and Liepaja from three to five weekly as of summer season 2019. It will improve the connections between the two cities as well as from Liepaja to airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: "By increasing the number of weekly flights between Riga and Liepaja, we will further connect Liepaja to the world. Such a domestic service is significant for the economy of the region. We offer increased connectivity for business and leisure travellers alike."
Uldis Sesks, Liepaja City Council's Deputy Chairman for Strategic Planning: "The increasing flight frequency is very important as it offers new opportunities in terms of accessibility – it is now easier and more convenient for Liepaja residents to plan their travels, while guests from Riga and other European cities, such as Rome, London, Stockholm or Paris, are now able to fly here on Friday night for instance, spend the weekend by the sea or while enjoying the vibrant cultural life of the city, and be back at work Monday morning with renewed energy. This is very good news for the tourism industry as now Liepaja can be reached five days a week, by ferry from Germany as well as by plane."