Number of airBaltic Passengers in June +13% in Riga base

Latvian national airline airBaltic carried 365,839 passengers in June 2011 (from Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn), representing 7% increase comparing with the same month in 2010, when airBaltic transported 340,586 passengers. In June this year, the number of passengers at the base of airBaltic in Riga has increased by 13% compared to the same period last year.

During the first half of 2011, airBaltic transported a total of 1,588,712 passengers, or 8% more than during the same period in 2010, when the total number of passengers was 1,472,089.

In June, airBaltic operated 5,506 flights, or 2% less as in June 2010, when airBaltic operated 5,592 flights. Between January and the end of June, the airline provided 27,919 flights in all.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, in June 2011 was at a level of 79% - or 7% points more than in June 2010. During the first half of 2011 the airline’s load factor was at a level of 71%, or 6% points more than in the same period last year.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 83.2% in June 2011. This means that more than 83 of every 100 airBaltic flights in June departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.


June ‘11

June ‘10


Number of flights




Number of passengers

365 839

340 586


Load Factor



+7% p.p.

January-June ‘11

January-June ‘10


Number of flights

27 919

26 748


Number of passengers

1 588 712

1 472 089


Load Factor



+6% p.p.


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 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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