Tag: Riga

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 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 […]

Riga International Airport Breaks Passenger Records

Demonstrating its leading position in the Baltic region, Riga International Airport achieved a new passenger traffic record exceeding the threshold of 5.3 million passengers. Arnis Muižnieks, director of aviation department, ministry of transport: “Closing the year with a new passenger traffic record, Riga International Airport has once again proven itself as the undisputed leader in […]

airBaltic Announces World Debut of CS300

The Latvian airline airBaltic will start Bombardier CS300 commercial operations on December 14, 2016 on its route linking Riga with Amsterdam. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “CS300 is a great aircraft, and a great improvement for our customers this Christmas. We are delighted to announce that the historic first airBaltic commercial flight with […]

Jeppesen Helps Design New University Flight Dispatch Program

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and TSI, University of Applied Sciences in Riga, Latvia, have teamed to develop a professional Flight Dispatch / Flight Operations Training program. The program focuses on the unique aspects of airline operations on a global scale. The new program will also integrate airline dispatcher training as a component of the university’s […]

AirBaltic Joins Airlines for Europe

Latvian carrier airBaltic has joined Airlines for Europe (A4E), adding to the lobbying group’s growing number of carriers. A4E has been steadily gaining members since its creation in January 2016 and has been campaigning on a variety of issues affecting the airline industry, notably air traffic control (ATC) strikes, removing what it regards as unreasonable […]

airBaltic’s Bombardier Q400 Emergency Landing in Riga

airBaltic expresses regrets about the incident on September 17 at Riga International Airport. Due to an indication of a technical issue with nose landing gear, airBaltic flight BT641 with Bombardier Q400 NextGen from Riga to Zurich (departure 08:04 local time), was diverted back to the airport and made an emergency landing at 10:26 local time. […]