Latvian airline airBaltic continues its route network extension and flight schedule improvements by adding new routes and frequencies this year. For the summer season, which will begin in late March, airBaltic introduces an additional Riga–Tbilisi flight on Saturday afternoons.
The new additional flight will commence on April 4, 2020. In total, airBaltic will operate up to eight flights weekly between Riga and Tbilisi, aiming to increase the capacity on the route by 8% this year.
airBaltic traffic to Tbilisi continues to grow each year. In 2019, airBaltic carried 26% more passengers than in 2018. Around two-thirds of all passengers travelling to and from Tbilisi with airBaltic have chosen Riga as a convenient transfer hub. Most popular connections are among others two other Baltic capitals Tallinn and Vilnius, Nordic capitals Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, as well as Amsterdam, London among others.
In total, airBaltic will add 14 new routes to its summer season 2020 route map. Thus, airBaltic will commence direct flights from Tallinn to Rome, Zurich, Hamburg and Nice. Besides, airBaltic announces the introduction of five new direct routes from Vilnius to Hamburg, Zurich, Gothenburg, which will start operations in late March, as well as Dubrovnik and Rijeka, which will begin in May. This year, airBaltic will also launch new flights from Riga to Manchester (United Kingdom), Yerevan (Armenia), Bergen and Trondheim (both Norway) as well as Yekaterinburg (Russia).
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 around 80% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 38 aircraft – 22 Airbus A220-300s, 4 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 and 2019 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.