airBaltic Brings 5 millionth passenger to Riga International Airport [1]

2011, 21.December, the Latvian national airline airBaltic greeted Dace Dizbite Ose as the five millionth passenger to arrive at the Riga International Airport this year. Dace Dizbite Ose arrived in Riga on airBaltic flight from Oslo. This is the first time in the airport’s history that it has provided services to at least five million passengers a year.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are very pleased of the growth of the Riga airport and plan to continue to be a driving force behind its further development once the fleet of the airline is modernised and its network of routes is improved. airBaltic will continue to develop the flow of passengers via North Hub Riga.”

Dace Dizbite Ose arrived in Riga with her children – Martin (18) and Selma (15). airBaltic has surprised the 5 millionth passenger with bouquet of roses during her flight to Riga, and presented with two business class tickets to any airBaltic destination, as well as a pair of airBaltic shoes.

During the first 11 months of 2011, airBaltic transported a total of 3,153,835 passengers, which was 5% more than during the same period in 2010, when the total number of passengers was 2,998,453.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in 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 shareholder is Latvian state with 99.8% 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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