Riga, 22.03.2016.

Today Brussels Zaventem airport was closed due to extraordinary circumstances. The Latvian airline airBaltic informs that flights to and from Brussels are cancelled today and tomorrow morning.

airBaltic is currently carefully monitoring the situation to advise customers on any changes in its flight schedule. airBaltic customers booked on flights BT601, BT602, BT603, BT604 on March 22, and BT601, BT602 on March 23 are kindly requested to contact airBaltic call centre and staff for travel alternatives. For the affected passengers, airBaltic will offer alternative flights into and out of Amsterdam and Paris, and upgrade aircraft where possible to accommodate a larger number of passengers.

airBaltic regrets the inconvenience and delays caused to our customers. airBaltic reminds its customers that due to the extraordinary situation security controls and travel may take longer time than usual. Travellers are kindly requested to check their flight status on airBaltic.com, airBaltic call centre and airBaltic social media accounts, as well as with their departure airports.

As informed earlier today, airBaltic diverted its today morning flight BT601 to Liege, Belgium. The flight, operated by Bombardier Q400NextGen, had 40 passengers and 4 crew on board. The aircraft departed from Rīga 7:05 punctually on schedule, and arrived in Liege 9:00 local time.

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, Russia, 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.