Riga, 24.11.2015.

Today airBaltic Boeing 737-300, performing flight BT211 Rīga-Berlin, experienced unexpected turbulence on its descent towards Tegel airport. Two passengers and one cabin crew were injured. The crew continued the flight to Tegel airport and requested emergency services to prepare medical assistance for the arrival of the aircraft. A medical personnel travelling onboard provided immediate assistance. The aircraft performed normal landing in Berlin Tegel 8:42 local time with 59 passengers and 5 crew members onboard. According to the information currently available, one of the passengers is reported injured (suspected broken leg) and was taken to the hospital, while another passenger with a minor injury declined hospitalisation. One of the cabin crew has also suffered a minor injury. airBaltic has cancelled the return flight from Berlin Tegel  to Rīga BT212. airBaltic apologises for the inconvenience caused to the passengers and is now offering travel alternatives to customers.

Safety is the top priority of airBaltic. The aircraft is currently being inspected in accordance with all technical standards.

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.