Riga, 20.02.2017.

In January 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 187 996 passengers or +18% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

In January the airline operated 3 463 flights, or +14% more than in the same period of 2016, when airBaltic operated 3 032 flights.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at a level of 62% in January 2017.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic reached a level of 87,2% in January 2017. This means that more than 87 of every 100 airBaltic flights in January departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

This summer, airBalltic will add 11 new routes to its network to such cities as Madrid, Geneva, Aberdeen, Tampere, Stavanger, Gothenburg, Kazan and Catania.

 

January'17 January'16 Changes
Number of passengers  187 996 159 493 +18%
Number of flights  3 463 3 032 +14%
Load Factor  62% 60% +2 percentage points
  15-minute flight punctuality indicator 87,2% 85,5% +1,7 percentage points

 


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.