airBaltic launches self-service bike rental BalticBike in Riga

2010.06.30 Latvian national airline airBaltic launches BalticBike – the first self-service bike rental in the Baltic’s, in the very heart of Riga – The Town Hall Square.

Bertolt Flick, airBaltic President and CEO: „Every decent European city has bike rental stands. We are glad to launch the first BalticBike stand in Riga following the successful launch of BalticBike rental service in Jurmala. Now residents and guests of Riga will also have a chance to enjoy summer in the city by using rental bikes.”

BalticBike has bicycles for those, who want to see the city leisurely, as well as those, who have to arrange their business activities but prefer fast and environmentally friendly transportation, avoiding traffic jams. BalticBike bicycle fleet includes 100 bicycles. When the project is complete, they will be located in 11easy-to-access stands in Riga and Jurmala. Renting of a BalticBike bicycle is easy and convenient: one has to register online at www.balticbike.lv or make a call to +371 67788333. Pick up the bike in one stand, use it as long as you wish and then return it to any BalticBike stand. The rental prices will be charged for every ongoing hour and the payment shall be made with a credit card. Further information: www.balticbike.lv.

airBaltic presents BalticBike in cooperation with www.nextbike.de – an experienced provider of public bike rental systems in Germany, Austria and New Zealand.

airBaltic has been selected for anna.aero ANNIES award as the Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes, operating this summer 27 routes more than in 2009. 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 32 aircraft – ten Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, eleven Fokker 50 airplanes and one 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. airBaltic was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes.

 

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