The Latvian airline airBaltic and the Spanish airline Iberia have concluded a cooperation
agreement, known in the industry as a code-share agreement. This cooperation
will offer convenient connections to Southern Europe for airBaltic customers, while Iberia’s
passengers will benefit from better access to Northern Europe.
Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “As we reinforce
links between Riga and other hubs, our customers benefit immediately from
better connectivity with regions where direct flights are unavailable. A strong
family of partner airlines with whom we code-share ensures smooth and seamless
travel for airBaltic customers via
these points. Current code-share partners include most of the major European airlines.
We are very pleased to add Iberia to
this growing family.”
Neil Chernoff, Iberia’s Senior Vice President of
Network Planning and Alliances: “With this agreement Iberia and Air Baltic improve their product offering for customers
travelling between the Baltic States and Spain and Southern Europe, through
competitive connections in Brussels, Dusseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt and
Amsterdam. Our clients will benefit from shorter and easier connections between
Madrid and Riga, and the improved schedule will help to increase travel demand
between our markets.”
The new partnership
will offer passengers convenient connections between Riga (Latvia) and Madrid (Spain)
Riga through common gateway airports in Europe.
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, CIS and the Middle East.
In addition, airBaltic also offers
new 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 99.8% of the stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 24 aircraft – 12 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. airBaltic
achieved the best on-time performance globally for two years running in 2014
Iberia in brief:
Iberia is the leading carrier
on routes between Europe and Latin America and it flies to 128 destinations in
51 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Together
with its subsidiary Iberia Express
and its franchise partner Iberia
Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 600 flights each day with a fleet of
135 aircraft. It offers easy and convenient connections at its hub in T4 in
Madrid-Barajas airport. The airline is a member of the oneworld alliance that
operates more than 14,000 daily flights to some 1,000 destinations in more than
150 countries. For more information, please visit http://grupo.iberia.es .