19 July, Latvian national airline airBaltic carried Olympic Torches and Torchbearers from London to the Baltic capitals of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.
The Torchbearers from the Baltic countries returning home on airBaltic include Martiņš Rītiņš, Ieva Liepiņa, Linda Kļaviņa (Latvia), Renna Jarvalt, Kala Jaanus (Estonia), Modestas Paulauskas, Kazimieras Budrys, Birute Statkeviciene, Antanas Zabulis (Lithuania).
Overall 8000 inspirational people will carry the Olympic Flame as it journeys 8000 miles across the UK. Nominated by someone they know, it will be their moment to shine, inspiring millions of people watching in their community, in the UK and worldwide.
Martins Ritins is a renowned chef of Latvia who has created predominantly organic menus for airBaltic customers, based on produce from local farmers.
airBaltic serves 60 destinations with direct flights 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.