This week Wizzair became the first airline in Europe to introduce a fee for hand luggage. Due to massive media and customer interest about whether airBaltic is to follow this new trend, we can confirm that we will be watcing this new trends closely, and evaluating if it makes sense to introduce paid hand luggage, or not.
Today hand luggage is free of charge on airBaltic flights. If a customer currently purchases his/her ticket for next year and hand luggage is included as a free-of-charge service, then it will remain as free-of-charge service, regardless of potential changes in the future luggage fees.
As announced previously, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for a wide array of innovations, including world’s first inflight car dealership for custom-designed Mini Cooper, roses on board, iPad as inflight entertainment, world’s first bicycle rental scheme by an airline BalticBike, BalticTaxi cab service, organic meals for business class, and many more. In the TOP 10 airBaltic is recognised prominently along with carriers such as Korean Air, British Airways, Delta Airlines, KLM, Virgin America, TAM, Qatar Airways.
airBaltic serves 60 destinations with direct flights from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
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 32 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, ten Fokker 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. 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.