airBaltic Introduces Payment Card

Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced a VISA prepaid card, managed by Contis Financial Services Ltd.

Michael Grimme, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “airBaltic is known for price leadership for flights to and from destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic region, the Middle East and the CIS. We consistently offer our lowest fares to travellers, who book their flights well in advance. The new airBaltic Payment Card will offer our customers better conditions for flights purchased at and enable them to collect BalticMiles points for online and high-street shopping.”

It is a prepaid debit card, which means that money needs to be loaded onto the card account beforehand. Unlike some conventional credit cards, the airBaltic Payment Card is easy to obtain, with no credit checks and no bank account needed. The airBaltic Payment Card secures better conditions for purchasing flights at and earns BalticMiles points when used for transactions online, over the telephone, in shops - anywhere that displays the VISA logo.

The card is available in two currencies – Latvian Lats or Euros. Customers apply for the card online at airBaltic card holders also have the option of a secondary card, linked to their account, that can be given to partners, dependants or associates.

For summer 2013, airBaltic has introduced six new destinations - Prague (Czech Republic), Heviz-Balaton (Hungary), Olbia (Sardinia, Italy), Rijeka (Croatia), Larnaca (Cyprus), and Malta. airBaltic serves 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

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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 26 aircraft – five Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, three Fokker 50 airplanes and ten Bombardier Q400Next Gen. For summer 2013, airBaltic will temporarily operate B757-200 aircraft on high-demand routes. 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. 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. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations.





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