airBaltic to Launch Riga-Prague

On 1 January 2013, Latvian national airline airBaltic will launch a new route from Riga to Prague, Czech Republic. The new route of airBaltic will offer convenient travel between the two capitals, and excellent transit connections via Riga to destinations in Scandinavia, Russia, and the CIS.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “As part of airBaltic ReShape business plan we have been concentrating on high-demand routes and added frequencies to 12 destinations in Europe and the CIS already for this winter. At the same time we have decreased flying on low-demand routes, which makes aircraft available for other new routes.In total, we are planning to open six new routes for the next summer, and announce our decision as soon as negotiations are finalised with our partners.We are delighted to offer Prague as our new destination. I would also like to remind that improvements to the network have given a positive contribution to our ReShape programme. Because of ReShape’s success, airBalticachieved a net profit of LVL 4.8 million in the third quarter of 2012.”

Destination served (from North Hub Riga)

Flight frequency

Service improves

Price *,

Basic

Price*,

Business Flex

Prague (Czech Republic)

3 flights weekly

Jan 1, 2013

49LVL/69EUR

229LVL/329EUR

* Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability

airBaltic will fly from Riga to Prague three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 Next Genaircraft for a flight that will last for 2 hours and 10 minutes. One-way ticket prices will start at LVL 49 (EUR 69), including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at http://www.airbaltic.com/

airBaltic serves 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. 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 shareholder is Latvian state with 99.8% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 29 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, sevenFokker 50 airplanes and eight Bombardier Q400Next Gen. 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. In summer 2010, airBaltic was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline.

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