Number of airBaltic Passengers in April +41%; Load Factor +11%

Latvian national airline airBaltic carried 297,591 passengers in April 2011 (from Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn), representing 41% increase comparing with the same month in 2010, when airBaltic transported 211,503 passengers.

During the four months of 2011, airBaltic transported a total of 896,669 passengers, or 7% more than during the same period in 2010, when the total number of passengers was 835,694.

In April, airBaltic operated 4,889 flights, or 21% more than in April 2010, when airBaltic operated 4,044 flights. Between January and the end of April, the airline provided 17,055 flights in all.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, in April 2011 was at a level of 74% - or 11% points more than in April 2010. During the first four months of 2011 airline’s load factor was at a level of 67%, or 5% points more than in the same period last year.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 91.2% in April 2011. This means that more than 91 of every 100 airBaltic flights in April departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.


April ‘11

April ‘10


Number of flights




Number of passengers

297 591

211 503


Load Factor



+11% p.p.

January-April ‘11

January-April ‘10


Number of flights

17 055

15 775


Number of passengers

896 669

835 694


Load Factor



+5% 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 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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