airBaltic to Increase Number of Flights to Brussels

The Latvian national airline airBaltic has announced an increase in the number of flights it will offer from Rīga to Brussels during the summer of 2010 – two flights every workday.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: "Riga will be the only airport in the Baltic States from which it will be possible to fly to Brussels and back within one day during the summer. This opportunity will ensure considerable time and money saving. Additional flights on the route from Riga to Brussels will offer more comfortable travel for officials and governments that have concluded agreements with airBaltic“.

During 2009, such agreements with the airline were concluded by the governments of Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

During the winter season, airBaltic is offering seven flights a week. During the summer, there will be 11 flights a week – a morning and an evening flight on weekdays and an additional flight on Sunday evening.

For 2009 airBaltic has announced 20 million EUR preliminary profit, and achieved 6% passenger growth to 2.75 million passengers. In 2010, airBaltic will open at least nine new direct routes from Riga, and has so far announced new destinations including Madrid, Belgrade, Vaasa, Umea, Beirut, Amman, and Manchester. The number of direct routes from Vilnius, announced by airBaltic over the past month, already total 10 – London, Paris, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Hamburg, Manchester, Dublin, and Oslo.



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 31 aircraft – ten Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, and eleven Fokker 50 airplanes. 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.






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