Starting from April, the Latvian national airline airBaltic enters in cooperation with ERGO/ERV to offer improved travel insurance available on its website www.airbaltic.com.
Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “The turnover of airBaltic in 2009 was over EUR 300 million. With 50% of tickets sold at its website, http://www.airbaltic.com/ is the largest online shop in the Baltic region. It offers everything you need for your travel – from airline tickets, to hotels, to car rental and soon even sunglasses for a beach holiday – and we are continuously adding new products and services.”
Dr. Kestutis Bagdonavicius, Chairman of ERGO Baltic States Management Board: “We are particularly pleased to have been able to provide airBaltic and its customers with travel insurance solutions that meet high quality demands. This is completely new travel insurance product in the Baltic’s offered at very attractive prices. The main advantage for our customers is the facts that winter sport and snorkeling is included into insurance coverage without any extra insurance payment and uniform insurance premiums”.
The travel insurance products available on http://www.airbaltic.com/ now include such new features as cover for sports injuries and sports equipment.
Local offices of ERGO /ERV in 15 European countries will service the holders of travel insurance policies. ERGO with its local subsidiaries in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, will service the airBaltic clients in the Baltic States. In the other 12 countries, ERV will provide the travel insurance for airBaltic customers. The list of local travel insurance offices is found on http://www.airbaltic.com/ Travel Insurance section.
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 photos: http://www.airbaltic.com/photos
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.