airBaltic Launches Flights from Riga to Lisbon and Gdansk
The Latvian airline airBaltic today, on March 27, entered the summer season by launching two new routes from Riga International Airport to Lisbon and Gdansk. This afternoon airBaltic will also launch a new route connecting Tallinn and London.
Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President of Network Management at airBaltic: “We are delighted to start our summer schedule by launching three new routes. airBaltic passengers now have an even greater choice of destinations with convenient connections for holiday getaways. We are happy to already see strong demand from our passengers on the new routes.”
Starting on March 27, 2018, airBaltic flies between Riga and Lisbon twice a week on a Bombardier CS300 aircraft, and the flight is scheduled to last 4 hours and 35 minutes. From Riga to Gdansk, airBaltic flies three times a week on a Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft, and the flight is scheduled to last one hour and 20 minutes. From Tallinn to London, airBaltic will fly twice a week, and the flight is scheduled to last 3 hours. One-way ticket price from Riga to Lisbon starts at 89 EUR, from Riga to Gdansk at 25 EUR and from Tallinn to London at 29 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs.
For summer 2018 airBaltic will add nine new destinations to its route map. In total airBaltic this summer will offer more than 70 direct services from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. In addition, airBaltic will also improve service for the summer season by adding additional frequencies from Riga to such destinations as Odessa, Paris, Munich, Warsaw, Moscow, Milan among others. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com.
airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline connecting the Baltic region with 60 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 31 aircraft – 8 Bombardier CS300, 11 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year awards, while in 2018 airBaltic received the ATW Market Leader of the Year award. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.