airBaltic to Link Riga and Bari

On June 4, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will start operating flights on Riga- Bari route, linking this Southern Italian city via North Hub Riga with airports in the Baltics, Northern Europe, Russia and CIS.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “The residents of Apulia and surrounding regions will now enjoy convenient connections to Northern and Eastern airports like Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St.Petersburg, Moscow and many others. As a city on the Adriatic coast, Bari will also attract visitors from the Baltics, Scandinavia and Russia.”

Domenico Di Paola, CEO of Apulian Airports: “I am happy that for the first time Bari and Apulia are directly linked with the Baltic States. The importance of the new service lies in the significantly improved connections to Scandinavia, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. I am looking forward to positive market response from the residents of Bari and Apulia to fly this route and support it in the long term. "

New routes (from North Hub Riga)

Days of operation

Starting date

Price (including taxes, fees and service charges)*

Riga – Bari (Italy)

6

June 4

EUR 49

* The lowest available fare at www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic will fly from Riga to Bari once a week on Saturdays. Passengers will board a Boeing 737 aircraft for a flight that will last for two hours and 55 minutes. One-way ticket prices will start at EUR 49, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of flights is available on the company’s homepage – www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic serves 80 destinations from its home base at 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.

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 34 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, 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. In summer 2010, airBaltic was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes. 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.

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