Latvian airline airBaltic will re-launch route between Riga and Gothenburg, Sweden, on 14 April 2014. The route will offer convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are delighted that our modernised fleet can serve our customers better, and on routes where demand is higher. For the summer season we will discontinue our Riga-Kaunas route, recording somewhat weaker demand; this makes aircraft available to reinstate the Riga-Gothenburg service for our customers travelling between the two cities and onwards to destinations such as Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Kiev, Moscow, Istanbul.”
“We are really happy to welcome airBaltic to Göteborg Landvetter Airport! It is of great importance for our region to have a good connection to Riga and to a network that makes destinations in the Baltic, Russia and the CIS countries accessible”, says Charlotte Ljunggren, Managing Director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
Destination served (from Riga)
4 flights weekly
April 14, 2014
* Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability
The service will operate four days a week - from Riga to Gothenburg on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but from Gothenburg to Riga on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. airBaltic passengers will board a Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft for a flight that will last for 1 hour 40 minutes. One-way ticket prices will start at EUR 49, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com.
airBaltic serves 60 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
airBaltic in 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 25 aircraft – five Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300 and twelve 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. 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. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations.