Number of airBaltic passengers grows by 18% during eleven months to November

Latvian airline airBaltic carried overall 201,873 passengers in November 2010 (from Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn), representing 3% decrease comparing with the same month in 2009, when airBaltic transported 207,106 passengers.

During the eleven months of 2010, airBaltic transported a total of 2,998,453 passengers, or 18% more than during the same period in 2009, when the total number of passengers was 2,541,353.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “We are happy to post 18% growth on first 11 months of the year, despite the delay in introduction of our new state-of-the-art Q400 NextGen aircraft.”

In November, airBaltic operated 4,002 flights, or 4% more than in November 2009 when airBaltic operated 3,831 flight. Between January and the end of November, the airline provided 52,095 flights in all, representing 24% increase comparing with the same period in 2009.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, in November 2010 was at a level of 64% - or 1% point less than in November 2009. During the eleven months of 2010 airline’s load factor was at a level of 69%, or the same level as in the same period in 2009.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 86.1% in November 2010. This means that more than 86 of every 100 airBaltic flights in November departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.


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-1% p.p.


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0% p.p.

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 29 aircraft – six 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 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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