Riga. 03.09.2014

Latvian airline airBaltic has concluded a cooperation agreement, known as code-share agreement, with British Airways. British Airways offers convenient connections via its London Gatwick hub to and from destinations worldwide.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Riga to London is by far the most popular city-pair for travellers starting or finishing their journey in the Baltic region. We are very pleased to add British Airways, UK's largest international airline and one of the world's leading global premium carriers, to our growing family of code-share partners and jointly serve passengers on the busy Riga-London market.”

Keith Williams, Executive Chairman of British Airways said: “The addition of Riga to our route network is fantastic news for our customers and we look forward to working with airBaltic to introduce the delights of Latvia to a wider audience.”

The partnership with British Airways will enable airBaltic passengers to reach additional destinations served from London Gatwick. Furthermore, British Airways passengers from any point in the world will have better access to Riga, Latvia.

British Airways is the UK's largest international airline and one of the world's leading global premium carriers. Its principal place of business is London, the world's largest premium travel market, with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports. Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with its joint business agreement, codeshare and franchise partners, flies to more than 70 different countries. British Airways carries almost 40 million customers a year and has a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.