airBaltic plans more destinations and better connections for winter

Wednesday 30, June 2010


airBaltic plans more destinations and better connections for winter


The Latvian national airline airBaltic plans to serve more destinations in the next winter season and offer additional flights, to improve connections for travellers flying via North Hub Riga to and from over 70 destinations in Europe, CIS and the Middle East.



Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: "In 2009, airBaltic made record profit,  because we focused on attractive prices and good connections via Riga. For the coming winter, we will make it even better. Compared to last winter, fourteen new destinations are added to our route network. Flight frequencies are increased on more than twenty routes, greatly improving connections via Riga to and from Europe, CIS  and the Middle East."


Comparing to the schedule of the previous winter season, airBaltic plans to offer new flights this year from North Hub Riga to Kittila, Vaasa, Rovaniemi, Kuusamo in Finland, Amman (Jordan), Beirut (Lebanon), Arkhangelsk (Russia), Athens (Greece), Belgrade (Serbia), Lulea and Umea (Sweden), Madrid (Spain). The airline also will operate two new direct flights – one from the Estonian capital of Tallinn to Stockholm, and the other one from the Finnish city of Oulu to Stockholm (Sweden).


In addition, airBaltic plans to increase flight frequency on several compared to the previous winter season. More flights will be operated to Bergen (daily), Stavanger (daily), Billund (4 times weekly), Aalesund (3 times weekly), Brussels (18 times weekly), Dublin (4 times weekly), Dushanbe (3 times weekly), Gothenburg (5 times weekly), Geneva (daily), Hamburg (daily), Kaliningrad (13 times weekly), Chisinau (5 times weekly), London (9 times weekly), Tashkent (3 times weekly), Tbilisi (5 times weekly), Oulu (daily), Tel Aviv (5 times weekly), Tromso (3 times weekly), Vaasa (daily), Umea (daily), Venice (5 times weekly), Vienna (6 times weekly), Zurich (6 times weekly).


airBaltic was acknowledged by for the ANNIES award as the Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes, operating this summer 27 routes more than in 2009. airBaltic serves more than 70 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From each of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.




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