airBaltic Carries 53% More Passengers in May 2023

During May 2023, the Latvian national airline airBaltic has carried 437 000 passengers or by 53% more than during the same period last year. In the previous month, airBaltic performed 4 180 flights, marking a 20% increase from May 2022.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “The summer season is in full swing and we are already seeing a rise in the number of passengers choosing airBaltic as their preferred airline. This is mostly due to our recent launch of 20 new routes from all four bases. In addition, the 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and extra flights between Riga and Tampere played a significant role – providing fans with the opportunity to support the men’s hockey team of Latvia, who have proudly won bronze medals.”

As it has already been announced, during the tournament only (May 12 to 28, 2023), airBaltic carried 26 000 passengers between Latvia and Finland. It is by 42% more than for the same period in April. Specifically, 42 flights between Riga and Tampere, were performed (33 in April), carrying close to 12 000 passengers – marking a 73% increase from the previous (regular) month.


airBaltic provides flights to more than 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere, offering connections to a wide range of destinations in the airline's route network in Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets are available on the company's homepage at




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