Riga, 26.01.2016.

The Latvian airline airBaltic and the Spanish airline Iberia have concluded a cooperation agreement, known in the industry as a code-share agreement. This cooperation will offer convenient connections to Southern Europe for airBaltic customers, while Iberia’s passengers will benefit from better access to Northern Europe.

Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “As we reinforce links between Riga and other hubs, our customers benefit immediately from better connectivity with regions where direct flights are unavailable. A strong family of partner airlines with whom we code-share ensures smooth and seamless travel for airBaltic customers via these points. Current code-share partners include most of the major European airlines. We are very pleased to add Iberia to this growing family.”

Neil Chernoff, Iberia’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Alliances: “With this agreement Iberia and Air Baltic improve their product offering for customers travelling between the Baltic States and Spain and Southern Europe, through competitive connections in Brussels, Dusseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Our clients will benefit from shorter and easier connections between Madrid and Riga, and the improved schedule will help to increase travel demand between our markets.”

The new partnership will offer passengers convenient connections between Riga (Latvia) and Madrid (Spain) Riga through common gateway airports in Europe.

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 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.