Latvian airline airBaltic yesterday, on March 31, 2019, launched the second summer route connecting Riga and Stuttgart, Germany. In additon, this evening airBaltic will start flights between Riga and Lviv, Ukraine.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: "Our business strategy Destination 2025 foresees even growth of our destination network. We will continue to increase the number of flights from all three Baltic capitals. We are delighted to launch flights to Stuttgart – our sixth destination in Germany, and Lviv – our third destination in Ukraine to our extensive route map and to continue to improve the connectivity to and from the Baltics."
airBaltic will operate both routes – Riga–Stuttgart and Riga–Lviv – four times a week. Passengers will travel to Stuttgart with Airbus A220-300 aircraft and the flight will last 2 hours and 15 minutes, but to Lviv airBaltic will fly Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft and the flight is scheduled to last an hour and 50 minutes. One-way ticket prices to Stuttgart and Lviv start at 49 euros, including airport fees and transaction costs. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets are available on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com.
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In summer 2019, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv, and in May will launch flights to Kos and Menorca.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the most punctual airline in Europe connecting the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 36 aircraft – 16 Airbus A220-300s, 8 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year award, while in 2018 and in 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.