Riga, 15.02.2016.

This week, the Latvian airline airBaltic celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Riga – Kiev service. Since 1996, airBaltic has carried almost 900 thousand passengers on the route and today it offers convenient connections between the cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, and Russia.

Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We started out in Kiev with mere six thousand passengers served in 1996, but now we have almost seventy thousand  passengers annually on our Riga – Kiev service, offering convenient onward connections to 60 destinations in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.”

airBaltic launched its Riga– Kiev service on February 15, 1996 utilising a BAe 146 / Avro RJ aircraft. airBaltic started in Ukraine with just 6974 passengers annually, and has now grown to 69 345 passengers served in 2015 who boarded airBaltic aircraft that linked Ukraine with Riga and major European hubs. 


Flight frequency Start date Price*, Basic Price*, Premium Price*, Business
Riga – Kiev 2 flights daily Already operates 79 EUR 124 EUR 385 EUR
Kiev – Riga 2 flights daily Already operates 89 EUR 154 EUR 369 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 new direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.


airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is 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 99.8% of the stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 24 aircraft – 12 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 the best on-time performance globally for two years running in 2014 and 2015.