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 year for airBaltic and we are off to a very good start in 2017, with at least 10 additional destinations on our route map, the introduction of the world’s most modern aircraft CS300, and a growing family of customers.“
In 2016, airBaltic carried 2,891,365 passengers or +10% more that a year earlier throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the year 2016 the airline operated 43,872 flights or +2% more than in 2015. The load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, grew to 74%, or +3% points compared to a year earlier.
For the next summer season, starting on March 26, 2017, airBaltic will introduce at least 10 additional routes and +16% more tickets on sale in 2017, thus improving connections to the Baltic region. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com
|Flight frequency||Start date||
|Price*, Premium||Price*, Business|
|Riga – Madrid
|3 flights weekly||May 26, 2017||75 EUR||135 EUR||499 EUR|
|Riga – Odessa
|Up to 3 flights weekly||March 26, 2017||89 EUR||149 EUR||479 EUR|
|Riga – Geneva (Switzerland)||3 flights weekly||May 4, 2017||69 EUR||159 EUR||539 EUR|
|Riga – Aberdeen (United Kingdom)||3 flights weekly||May 2, 2017||39 EUR||125 EUR||639 EUR|
|Riga – Stavanger (Norway)||2 flights weekly||May 2, 2017||49 EUR||145 EUR||425 EUR|
|Riga – Gothenburg (Sweden)||6 flights weekly||June 1, 2017||49 EUR||145 EUR||489 EUR|
|Riga – Tampere (Finland)||6 flights weekly||March 26, 2017||29 EUR||115 EUR||425 EUR|
|Riga – Catania (Italy)||1 flight weekly||May 11, 2017||99 EUR||145 EUR||639 EUR|
|Vilnius – Paris (France)||4 flights weekly||March 26, 2017||39 EUR||115 EUR||595 EUR|
|Vilnius – Munich (Germany)||3 flights weekly||March 27, 2017||39 EUR||115 EUR||539 EUR|
*Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability
airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is one of the world’s most punctual airline connecting the Baltic region with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 25 aircraft – 2 Bombardier CS300, 11 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. airBaltic achieved punctuality leadership globally in 2014,2015 and 2016.