airBaltic to Start Oulu-Stockholm

On June 1, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will launch a new route from the Finnish City of Oulu to the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “In February, airBaltic announced the largest airline expansion in Finland’s history, by unveiling seven new routes in a single day. Now we take a step forward, and add the fourth direct airBaltic flight from Oulu to strengthen our service in the Northern Finland. The new Oulu-Stockholm route will add to the existing airBaltic’s services to Umea, Lulea, Vaasa, Turku, and encourage business and tourism in the Gulf of Bothnia region.”

New route

Days of operation

Starting date

Price (including taxes, fees and service charges)*

Oulu (Finland) –Stockholm (Sweden)

1,2,3,4,5

June 1

EUR 55/ SEK 530

* 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.

airBaltic serves 80 destinations from its North Hub in Riga, Latvia. 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.

airBalticin 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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