Compared to the first full week of May, last week the number of new bookings made on airBaltic flights increased by nearly 500%. In total, last week passengers made more than 13 000 new reservations.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “During the last two months, while flying was not possible, we had very few new bookings. We already expected that it would change once we are able to fly again. Although we have a positive momentum, it still is only a fraction of bookings airBaltic had before the crisis.”
“It is our main aim to connect Baltics to the world, and we are glad to resume flights to major European business hubs. We are here to continue providing the best connectivity to and from the Baltic region under the adjusted Destination 2025 CLEAN business plan,” Martin Gauss added.
During the first week of airBaltic resuming scheduled flights, the airline carried 4 315 passengers. Most popular were routes from Riga to Frankfurt and Oslo as well as from Tallinn to Amsterdam.
On May 18, airBaltic resumed flights from Riga to Tallinn and Vilnius. The airline is also performing flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Munich and Oslo as well as various direct connections from Tallinn and Vilnius. airBaltic has also announced resumption of flights from Riga to Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna and Dusseldorf.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is one of the most punctual airlines in the world connecting the Baltic region with over 55 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 around 80% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. airBaltic operates 22 Airbus A220-300 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 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business.