Latvian airline airBaltic has made a decision to decrease its overall capacity by 4% between March 23 and April 5, 2020. The airline has cancelled 90 flights in addition to reducing a number of flights between Riga and Milan, Italy.
Wolfgang Reuss, SVP Network Management of airBaltic: "As the outlook for the short-term forward bookings has not improved, we are taking proactive measures and adjusting our flight schedule to reduce costs and maintain our high level of efficiency."
Passengers who have bookings for the affected flights will be contacted individually to offer them travel alternatives. Passengers affected on flights to Milan until May 31 will be offered to rebook their reservations free of charge to Milan or another airBaltic destination in the vicinity – Zurich, Geneva, Munich or Vienna.
Until March 23, airBaltic currently plans to continue operating flights from Riga to Milan and Verona according to the planned schedule.
We encourage passengers to follow the recommendations issued by health institutions and regularly wash their hands as well as follow other basic hygiene principles. According to World Health Organization, there is very little risk of any communicable disease being transmitted on board an aircraft. To further decrease the risk, organization encourages travellers who are unwell to delay their journey until they have recovered.