airBaltic – Demand Growing in the Baltics
In the last quarter of 2015, the Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved 33% average increase of bookings in Estonia and Lithuania compared to the same period a year earlier. In Estonia, the demand for airBaltic tickets grew +42%, while in Lithuania it was up +23%, as the carrier announced new routes and improved connectivity in both markets with major European hubs.
Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “airBaltic Horizon 2021 aims at operating 11 direct routes out of Vilnius and Tallinn in the next five years. We offer the best connectivity into and out of Estonia and Lithuania, as airBaltic serves a combination of direct flights and convenient transfers via our main hub in Riga to Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and the CIS”.
|Flight frequency||Start date||Price*, Basic||Price*, Premium||Price*, Business|
|Vilnius – Stockholm||6 flights weekly||Already operates||55 EUR||125 EUR||485 EUR|
|Vilnius – Berlin||4 flights weekly||Already operates||75 EUR||125 EUR||539 EUR|
|Vilnius – Amsterdam||7 flights weekly||Already operates||75 EUR||125 EUR||469 EUR|
|Vilnius – Riga||5 flights daily||Already operates||29 EUR||105 EUR||249 EUR|
|Tallinn – Paris||3 flights weekly||Already operates||79 EUR||139 EUR||499 EUR|
|Tallinn – Berlin||3 flights weekly||Already operates||79 EUR||125 EUR||429 EUR|
|Tallinn – Vienna||2 flights weekly||Already operates||85 EUR||129 EUR||499 EUR|
|Tallinn – Riga||5 flights daily||Already operates||29 EUR||105 EUR||359 EUR|
|Tallinn – Amsterdam||7 flights weekly||March 27, 2016||75 EUR||119 EUR||579 EUR|
|Tallinn – Vilnius||10 flights weekly||April 18, 2016||79 EUR||125 EUR||249 EUR|
* Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability
In December 2015, airBaltic also announced a new Vilnius – Tallinn service to be operated 10 times a week, from Monday – Friday, twice a day. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a flight that will last 1 hour and 20 minutes. One-way ticket prices will start at 79 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com.
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 Riga, Latvia, 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 25 aircraft – 13 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 in 2014.