airBaltic to Enter Summer Season with 100 routes

On March 28, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will enter the summer season with over 100 routes in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. From its home base in Riga airBaltic will serve 80 destinations in the summer season.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “To meet the growing demand of passengers for travel at attractive prices, airBaltic has extended the network, added flights on high-demand routes, and has significantly improved connections over its North Hub Riga to/from Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.”

Compared to summer 2009, airBaltic offers 11 new routes from its North Hub Riga, 10 new routes for Finland, 9 new routes for Lithuania, 4 new routes for Estonia.

New routes (from North Hub Riga)

Days of operation

Starting date

Price (including taxes, fees and service charges)*

Riga - Vaasa (Finland)

1,3,5,7 (from Riga)

1,2,4,6 (from Vaasa)

March 29

EUR 49

Riga - Belgrade (Serbia)

1,3,5,7

May 5

EUR 59

Riga - Madrid (Spain)

1,3,5,7

June 2

EUR 69

Riga - Umeå (Sweden)

1,3,5,7 (from Riga)
1,2,4,6 (from Umeå)

March 26

EUR 39

Riga - Amman (Jordan)

2,6 (from Riga)
3,7 (from Amman)

June 1

EUR 126

Riga - Beirut (Lebanon)

3,6 (from Riga)
4,7 (from Beirut)

June 2

EUR 126

Riga - Rovaniemi (Finland)

1,2,4,6 (from Riga)

2,3,5,7 (from Rovaniemi)

May 4 (Rovaniemi)
May 3 (Riga)

EUR 49

Riga - Kuusamo (Finland)

3,5,7 (from Riga)

1,4,6 (from Kuusamo)

April 1 (Kuusamo)
March 31 (Riga)

EUR 49

Riga - Bucharest (Romania) **

1,3,5,7

March 29

EUR 84

Riga - Visby (Sweden)

1,5,7

June 4

EUR 36

Riga - Lulea (Sweden)

1,3,5,7 (from Riga)

1,2,4,6 (from Lulea)

July 3 (Lulea)

July 2 (Riga)

EUR 42

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

**A code-share flight, operated by TAROM

New routes (for Finland)

Days of operation

Starting date

Price (including taxes, fees and service charges)*

Rovaniemi - Riga (Latvia)

2,3,5,7 (from Rovaniemi)

1,2,4,6 (from Riga)

May 4 (Rovaniemi)

May 3 (Riga)

EUR 49

Rovaniemi - Tampere

2,3,5,7 (from Rovaniemi)

1,2,4,6 (from Tampere)

May 4 (Rovaniemi)

May 3 (Tampere)

EUR 29

Kuusamo - Riga (Latvia)

1,4,6 (from Kuusamo)

3,5,7 (from Riga)

April 1 (Kuusamo)

Mar 31 (Riga)

EUR 49

Kuusamo - Lappeenranta

1,4,6 (from Kuusamo)

3,5,7 (from Lappeenranta)

April 1 (Kuusamo)

March 31 (Lappenranta)

EUR 29

Kuopio - Lappeenranta

2,3,5,7 (from Kuopio)

1,2,4,6 (from Lappenranta)

May 4 (Kuopio)

May 3 (Lappeenranta)

EUR 39

Tampere - Talinn (Estonia)

3,6,7

March 31

EUR 19

Oulu - Tallinn (Estonia)

2,4,5

May 11

EUR 39

Vaasa - Umeå (Sweden)

1,3,5,7 (from Vaasa)
1,2,4,6 (from Umeå)

March 29

EUR 19

Vaasa - Riga (Latvia)

1,2,4,6 (from Vaasa)

1,3,5,7 (from Riga)

March 29

EUR 49

Oulu - Stockholm (Sweden)

1,2,3,4,5

June 1

EUR 55

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

New routes (for Lithuania)

Days of operation

Starting date

Price (including taxes, fees and service charges)*

Vilnius - Hamburg (Germany)

2,4,6

March 30

EUR 49

Vilnius - London (UK)

1,3,4,6

March 4

EUR 25

Vilnius - Dublin (Ireland)

1,4,5,7

March 29

EUR 31

Vilnius - Oslo (Norway)

May 17

EUR 31

Vilnius - Paris (France)

2,5,7

December 18**

EUR 54

Vilnius - Munich (Germany)

2,3,6,7

December 19**

EUR 54

Vilnius - Berlin(Germany)

1,4,6

December 21**

EUR 49

Vilnius - Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

1,2,3,4,5,7

January 4

EUR 54

Vilnius - Rome (Italy)

1,4,6

January 11

EUR 54

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

** Started December 2009

New routes (for Estonia)

Days of operation

Starting date

Price (including taxes, fees and service charges)*

Tallinn - Tampere (Finland)

3,6,7

March 31

EUR 19

Tallinn - Oulu (Finland)

2,45

May 11

EUR 39

Tallinn - Stockholm (Sweden)

1,2,3,4,5

June 1

EUR 45

Tallinn - Lappeenranta (Finland)

Daily

November 12**

EUR 37

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

** Started November 2009

airBaltic will increase flight frequency on 20 routes, and offer almost 200 average daily departures. Compared to summer 2009, airBaltic will operate more flights from the North Hub Riga to Aalesund, Stockholm, Bergen, Stavanger, Billund, Dushanbe, Hannover, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaliningrad, Oslo, Taskent, Tartu, Tbilisi, Turku, Oulu, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Tampere, Berlin.

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 North Hub Riga including Madrid, Belgrade, Vaasa, Umea, Beirut, Amman, Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Visby and Lulea.

airBaltic serves 80 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning 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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