airBaltic plans more destinations and better connections for winter

The Latvian national airline airBaltic plans to serve more destinations in the next winter season and offer additional flights, to improve connections for travellers flying via North Hub Riga to and from over 70 destinations in Europe, CIS and the Middle East.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: „In 2009, airBaltic made record profit, because we focused on attractive prices and good connections via Riga. For the coming winter, we will make it even better. Compared to last winter, fourteen new destinations are added to our route network. Flight frequencies are increased on more than twenty routes, greatly improving connections via Riga to and from Europe, CIS and the Middle East.”

Comparing to the schedule of the previous winter season, airBaltic plans to offer new flights this year from North Hub Riga to Kittila, Vaasa, Rovaniemi, Kuusamo in Finland, Amman (Jordan), Beirut (Lebanon), Arkhangelsk (Russia), Athens (Greece), Belgrade (Serbia), Lulea and Umea (Sweden), Madrid (Spain). The airline also will operate two new direct flights – one from the Estonian capital of Tallinn to Stockholm, and the other one from the Finnish city of Oulu to Stockholm (Sweden).

In addition, airBaltic plans to increase flight frequency on several compared to the previous winter season. More flights will be operated to Bergen (daily), Stavanger (daily), Billund (4 times weekly), Aalesund (3 times weekly), Brussels (18 times weekly), Dublin (4 times weekly), Dushanbe (3 times weekly), Gothenburg (5 times weekly), Geneva (daily), Hamburg (daily), Kaliningrad (13 times weekly), Chisinau (5 times weekly), London (9 times weekly), Tashkent (3 times weekly), Tbilisi (5 times weekly), Oulu (daily), Tel Aviv (5 times weekly), Tromso (3 times weekly), Vaasa (daily), Umea (daily), Venice (5 times weekly), Vienna (6 times weekly), Zurich (6 times weekly).

airBaltic was acknowledged by anna.aero for the ANNIES award as the Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes, operating this summer 27 routes more than in 2009. airBaltic serves more than 70 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From each of these, 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 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 32 aircraft – ten Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, eleven Fokker 50 airplanes and one 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 was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes.

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