Number of airBaltic passengers grows by 32% in June

Latvian airline airBaltic carried overall 340,586 passengers in June 2010 (from Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn), representing 32% increase comparing with the same month in 2009, when airBaltic transported 258,051 passenger. For the first time in history the monthly passenger number exceeds three hundred thousand. In June this year, the number of passengers at the base of airBaltic in Riga has increased by 31% compared to the same period last year.

During the first half of the 2010, airBaltic transported a total of 1,472,089 passengers, or 22% more than during the same period in 2009, when the total number of passengers was 1,205,231.

In June, airBaltic operated 5,592 flights, or 41% more than in June 2009 when airBaltic operated 3,965 flights. Between January and the end of June, the airline provided 26,748 flights in all.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, in June 2010 was at a level of 72% - the same level as in June 2009. During the first six months of 2010 airline’s load factor was at a level of 65%, or the same level as in the same period in 2009.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 79.9% in June 2010. This means that almost 80 of every 100 airBaltic flights in June departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

June ‘10

June ‘09

Change

Number of flights

5,592

3,965

41%

Number of passengers

340,586

258,051

32%

Load Factor

72%

72%

0% p.p.

January-June‘10

January-June ‘09

Change

Number of flights

26,748

21,138

27%

Number of passengers

1,472,089

1,205,231

22%

Load Factor

65%

65%

0% p.p.

 

airBaltic in 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 32 aircraft – ten Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, eleven Fokker 50 airplanes and one 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 was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes.

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