Latvian national airline airBaltic, 18 July, brought the 7 millionth transit passenger to the airport Riga since the Latvian independence. The 7 millionth transit passenger - Hari Adhikari, flew on the route from Munich to Riga, for a subsequent trip to Helsinki.
During the first half of 2012, airBaltic transported a total of 1,410,490 passengers, while in the previous year the airline has carried 3,351,294 passengers.
In summer season airBaltic has increased flight frequencies to Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Zurich (Switzerland), providing excellent convenient travel via North Hub Riga to/from destinations in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia/CIS.
airBaltic has increased its Riga – Munich service to 12 weekly flights, up from 7 last summer.
airBaltic will also offer 12 weekly flights on the Riga – Vienna route, up from 7 last summer; the flight will be operated in cooperation with Austrian Airlines. Riga – Zurich flights will be operated daily, as a result of improving frequency from 6 to 7 weekly.
airBaltic serves over 60 destinations 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 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. 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.