Budapest Airport announces new airBaltic flights from Riga

Friday 21, January 2011


Budapest Airport announces new airBaltic flights from Riga


Budapest Airport have announced that Latvian-based award winning carrier airBaltic will begin a four times weekly service from Riga to the Hungarian capital. Leaving from North Hub Riga, the first flight will take off on 16 May 2011.


The schedule will fly:


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays:


Depart Riga 11.25 Arrive Budapest 12.40

Depart Budapest 13.15 Arrive Riga 16.30

Local times are shown


The route will be operated by a 76 seat Bombardier Q400 Nextgen aircraft with flying time between the cities being two hours fifteen minutes. Lead in fares for economy tickets start from 49 Euros for a one way fare; airBaltic will also be offering the commercial traveller a business class service too. Tickets may be purchased via the airBaltic website –


The new flights will provide passengers travelling via the central European aviation hub of Budapest with improved transit connections to destinations in Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS. “We are anticipating around 24,000 passengers will use the service in the first year,” commented Kam Jandu, Budapest’s Aviation for Budapest Airport. “This is an important connection with the Baltic states and provides local passengers with the opportunity to connect with a wider selection of Scandinavian cities, as well as other destinations in northern Europe and the CIS.”


airBaltic's Chief Commercial Officer Tero Taskila commented, “airBaltic customers, when asked about preferred destinations in Central Europe, have always requested Budapest, and we are delighted to now open this new route.”



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