airBaltic Starts Kuusamo - Lappeenranta and Kuusamo - Riga

On April 1, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will start operating flights on the route from Kuusamo to Lappeenranta and from Kuusamo to Riga, Latvia, to offer convenient connections to 80 destinations in Europe, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “For the residents of Kuusamo, the new route to the Latvian capital opens 80 destinations via North Hub Riga. On the other hand - business and leisure travellers from Western Europe, Mediterranean region, and the CIS now have affordable flights to Kuusamo to visit the region and thus support its economy.”

New Flights (from Finland)

Days of operation

Start date

Price (incl. taxes, fees, charges)*

Kuusamo - Lappeenranta

1,4,6 (from Kuusamo)

3,5,7 (from Lappeenranta)

April 1 (Kuusamo)

March 31 (Lappeenranta)

EUR 29

Kuusamo - Riga (Latvia)

1,4,6 (from Kuusamo)

3,5,7 (from Riga)

April 1 (Kuusamo)

Mar 31 (Riga)

EUR 49

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

airBaltic will fly from Kuusamo to Lappeenranta three times a week – Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (from Lappeenranta to Kuusamo on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays). Passengers will board a Fokker 50 aircraft for a flight that will last one hour and 40 minutes. One-way ticket prices will start at EUR 29, including airport fees and transaction costs.

airBaltic will fly from Kuusamo to Riga three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (from Riga to Kuusamo – Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays). Passengers will board a Fokker 50 aircraft for a flight that will last for three hours and 45 minutes. One-way ticket prices will start at EUR 49, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of flights is available on the company’s homepage – http://www.airbaltic.com/.

In Finland, airBaltic offers flights from Helsinki, Lappeenranta, Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Koupio, Vaasa, Kuusamo, Rovaniemi. 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.

airBaltic photos: http://www.airbaltic.com/photos

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.

For further information, please contact:

, Vice President Corporate Communications

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