airBaltic starts the first of this summer new routes: Riga - Gdansk

On 18.04.2011, Latvian national airline airBaltic will start the first of this summer’s new routes from Riga to Gdansk, Poland. The new route of airBaltic will offer excellent transit connections via North Hub Riga to destinations in Scandinavia, Russia, the CIS and the Middle East.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer: “Riga - Gdansk is the first of our new routes for the summer. The new route will offer convenient transit connections for tourists and business people to via Riga to destinations in Scandinavia, Russia, the CIS and the Middle East. On the other hand, the new route will attract more travellers to the seaside city in Northern Poland.”

New Flights (from Riga)

Days of operation

Start date

Price (incl. taxes, fees, charges)*

Riga – Gdansk (Poland)

1, 3, 4, 7

April 18

EUR 39/ LVL 27

Riga – Bari (Italy)


June 4

EUR 49/LVL34

Riga-Budapest (Hungary)


May 16

EUR 49/ LVL 34

Oulu (Finland) – Tromso (Norway)

5, 7 (from Oulu)
1, 6 (from Tromso)

April 29

EUR 49/ LVL 34

* The lowest available fare at

Starting from April 18, airBaltic will fly from Riga to Gdansk four times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Passengers will board a Fokker 50 aircraft for a flight that will last for 1 hour and 20 minutes. One-way ticket prices will start at EUR 39, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of flights is available on the company’s homepage –

airBaltic will offer four new routes this summer linking North Hub Riga with Gdansk, Bari and Budapest, as well as a link between Finland’s Oulu and Norway’s Tromso. A number of seasonal destinations are returning to the route map as summer draws closer; they include Nice, Tromso, Belgrade, Madrid, Baku, Dushanbe, Visby, Yerevan, Simferopol, Odessa.

airBaltic serves 80 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From every one 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 34 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, ten Fokker 50 airplanes and eight 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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