Riga. The Latvian airline airBaltic yesterday, on April 29, launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Almaty in Kazakhstan. The new service offers convenient travel between the two cities, and beyond to destinations in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, and the CIS.

Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President of Network Management at airBaltic: "We are delighted to launch flights between Riga and Almaty for the summer season of 2018. Thanks to our modernised fleet with CS300 aircraft we now can reach further destinations and offer an improved flying experience for travelers on the world's most modern aircraft. The new route from Riga to Almaty is the second longest flight on our network."

Route

Flight frequency

Start date

Price *,

Basic

Price *,

Premium

Price*,

Business

Riga – Almaty (Kazakhstan)

3  flights weekly

April 29, 2018

159 EUR

199 EUR

739 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability

airBaltic flies from Riga to Almaty 3 flights weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier CS300 aircraft for a flight that will last approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at 159 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 70 routes from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London.

airBaltic in brief:

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 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 31 aircraft – 8 Bombardier CS300s, 11 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft. 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. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year awards, while in 2018 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.