Latvian national airline airBaltic will offer additional flights to Warsaw, Gdansk and Bari, providing convenient connections via North Hub Riga to and from destinations Europe, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. Overall, this summer airBaltic adds three new destinations and increases flight frequencies on twelve routes.
Strong demand drives the new flight frequencies starting from June. The Polish capital of Warsaw will have up to three daily flights, whilst Gdansk, a city on the Baltic coast, will be served six times weekly. airBaltic’s new route linking Riga with Bari on the Adriatic coast in Italy will be served twice weekly starting from July.
For the summer season, airBaltic had previously increased flight frequencies to Paris (10 times weekly), Amsterdam (11 times weekly), Athens (5 times weekly), Billund (5 times weekly), Baku (3 times weekly), Kiev (3 daily), Nice (4 times weekly), Simferopol (3 times weekly), Vaasa (6 times weekly), Umea (6 times weekly), and Zurich (6 times weekly). Full schedule and tickets for these flights are available at www.airbaltic.com, as well as at the online travel agency www.airbaltictravel.com
This summer season airBaltic also announced three new destinations – Budapest (Hungary), Gdansk (Poland) and Bari (Italy). Overall, 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.
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 anna.aero 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.