airBaltic first in Europe to introduce Apple iPads

Latvian national airline airBaltic is the first airline in Europe to introduce iPads for inflight entertainment. iPads will become available to airBaltic passengers in the coming season.

Tero Taskila, airBaltic Chief Commercial Officer: “We are constantly looking for new opportunities to improve our service with the latest technology. For our focus on innovations and achievements in creating new trends, airBaltic last week won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards. airBaltic is the first airline in Europe and the second airline in the world to introduce Apple iPad for its customers.”

Apple iPads will be used for inflight entertainment and offer new experience for airBaltic customers while enjoying movies, cartoons, music, games, or daily news from electronic newspapers.

airBaltic serves more than 80 destinations from its home base at North Hub Riga, Latvia. From each 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 33 aircraft – ten Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, ten Fokker 50 airplanes and three 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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