airBaltic to Start New Routes from Riga to Visby and Lulea in Sweden

For the summer season, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will start serving the Swedish cities of Visby and Lulea, to offer convenient connections over its North Hub Riga to the airline’s network in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “After a profitable 2009, we continue to strengthen airBaltic’s main hub in Riga by opening two new destinations in Sweden. This is the first time in history that Visby and Lulea will be connected to Riga.”

New routes

Days of operation

Starting date

Price (including taxes, fees and service charges)*

Visby (Sweden) – Riga (Latvia)

1,5,7

June 4

EUR 36/ SEK 440

Lulea (Sweden) – Riga (Latvia)

1,2,4,6 (from Lulea)

1,3,5,7 (from Riga)

June 3 (Lulea)

June 2 (Riga)

EUR 42/SEK 480

* The lowest available fare at www.airbaltic.com.

A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company’s homepage at http://www.airbaltic.com/. The website also offers travel packages (flights+hotels) at 20% discount, and a wide range of other products and services.

For 2009 airBaltic has announced 20 million EUR preliminary profit, and achieved 6% passenger growth to 2.75 million passengers. In 2010, airBaltic has so far announced eleven new destinations from its Riga hub including Madrid, Belgrade, Vaasa, Umea, Beirut, Amman, Manchester, Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Visby and Lulea.

Regardless of the point of departure, airBaltic offers convenient connections over its North Hub Riga to the airline’s network in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

 

airBaltic in brief:  

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholders are the Latvian state, with 52.6% of stock, and SIA Baltijas aviācijas sistēmas, with 47.2% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 31 aircraft – ten Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, and eleven Fokker 50 airplanes. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business.

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