Tag: AirBaltic

AirBaltic To Replace Bombardier Q400s With Jets

Latvian carrier airBaltic, which is in the process of being reprivatized, plans to phase out its 12 Bombardier Q400s and replace them with either CSeries or Embraer E195-E2s. “We will be announcing an order to replace the Q400s. The decision to replace our Q400s with jets has already been taken, so it just a question […]

AirBaltic Utilizes Flightlink On C Series Aircraft

Along with Swiss International Airlines, airBaltic was an early bird in ordering Bombardier’s C Series aircraft. The Latvian carrier has now received seven of its 20 CS300s. “The aircraft has performed beyond company expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both staff and the passengers,” a spokesperson says. AirBaltic also subscribed to […]

airBaltic Achieves Record Passenger Growth In The Baltic Region

In the first five months of 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 29% more passengers from Lithuania and Estonia compared to the same period a year before. From January until May, airBaltic has transported a record number of passengers – 146,116 customers from Estonia, the highest number since the beginning of operations in Estonia. […]

airBaltic Eyeing New Destinations In Russia From 2018

Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic plans to open new destinations in Russia in 2018, the airline’s director in Russia, Andrey Larchenko, has told Russian Aviation Insider. The route network expansion is expected to enable the carrier to take advantage of the additional traffic to be generated by football fans arriving to Russia for the 2018 FIFA […]

airBaltic – Growth and Profit in 2016

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved its first year of growth after the successful turnaround period, and demonstrated positive results, both on EBIT and net income. “After an intensive period of turnaround airBaltic is back on a profitable growth path and able to offer lower prices and more destinations with our brand new aircraft”, says […]

Bombardier Delivers the Sixth CS100 Aircraft to SWISS

Bombardier delivered the sixth CS100 aircraft, the smaller variant game-changing C Series platform, to Swiss. Bombardier has now delivered a total of eight C Series aircraft; six CS100 to SWISS and two CS300 to airBaltic. “We are very proud to have delivered another C Series to Swiss today and to continue building on the strong […]

airBaltic to Recruit Crew in Estonia

Latvian airline airBaltic is hosting its “open door” initiative in Estonia for young professionals seeking to become part of the carrier’s development under Horizon 2021 business plan. Daiga Ergle, SVP Human Resources of airBaltic: “airBaltic has started a very exciting year – we have at least 12 new destinations on our route map for better […]

AirBaltic Accelerates Growth in 2017

The Latvian airline airBaltic achieved +10% passenger growth in 2016, and is set to accelerate its growth with +16% of additional tickets or seats on sale in 2017 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic Martin Gauss: “We are proud that 2016 was a successful […]

airBaltic Receives the Second CS300 Aircraft

The Latvian airline airBaltic has received the second of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets on firm order. The modernized fleet will ensure growth of the carrier with at least 10 additional routes and 16% more tickets on sale in 2017. The second CS300 aircraft, registered as YL-CSB, departed from Montreal Mirabel shortly before midnight local […]

Bombardier Gains Same Type Rating for CS100 and CS300

Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded both variants of the Bombardier CSeries with the Same Type Rating (STR), which Bombardier said will provide airlines with “significant cost-saving opportunities.” The STR “is a reflection of the high commonality between the CS100 and CS300 aircraft,” Bombardier said in a statement. “Customers that […]