airBaltic to Launch Riga – Varna, Bulgaria

Latvian airline airBaltic has concluded an agreement with the international tour operator Tez Tour for summer flights from Riga to Varna, Bulgaria. The new two weekly return flights will start on 24 June 2014 and offer convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia and Russia.

Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “The new route will offer excellent opportunities to travellers visiting the warm and sunny Varna by the Black Sea. For the upcoming summer season we will discontinue a number of routes, recording somewhat weaker demand. This move makes an aircraft capacity available for the new route.”

Konstantins Paļgovs, General Manager of Tez Tour in the Baltics: “Varna is a popular and highly demanded holiday destination for our travellers, and we are delighted to partner with airBaltic to start flights on the route.”

Destination served (from Riga)

Flight frequency

Start date

Price *,

Basic

Price*,

Business Elite

Varna (Bulgaria)

2 flights weekly

24 June, 2014

199 EUR

629 EUR

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

airBaltic will fly from Riga to Varna two times a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Passengers will board a Boeing 737-300 aircraft for a flight that will last for 2 hours 40 minutes. Return ticket price will start at EUR 199, 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 over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Tez Tour offers charter flight to travellers all year round. Tez Tour customers are welcome to visit Turkey, Greece, Spain, Egypt, UAE, Thailand, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, as well as skiing resorts in Austria, Italy and Andorra.


airBaltic in brief:

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company 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 was named Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) by 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 the achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends to be among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovation.

Tez Tour in brief:

TEZ TOUR group brings together 50 offices in 18 countries. 22 of these offices make the reception of tourists, but 28 are engaged in outbound tourism (they have offices in the Baltic States, Eastern Europe and CIS countries). The main directions of TEZ TOUR are: Turkey (since 1994), Egypt (since 1997), Spain (from 2003), Greece (from 2008), Thailand (from 1997), Cuba and Dominican Republic (from 2007), Maldives and Sri Lanka (from 2007), Austria (from 2009), UAE (from 2010).The company has four hotels of 5 -star- hotel chains „ AMARA World" in Antalya coast: Amara Beach Resort Side (from 2004), "Amara Wing Resort Kemer (from 2004)," Amara Club Marine "Kemer (from 2005) and "Amara Dolce Vita Kemer (from 2007).

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