Riga, 7.11.2015.

The Latvian airline airBaltic will offer more flights and do its best to assist the stranded passengers, affected by today’s potential suspension of operations of the Estonian carrier.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer: “Our home markets for airBaltic are Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. We will consolidate and strengthen our service in our home markets by offering more direct flights as a part of our Horizon 2021 business plan, supported by our new investor.”

airBaltic will do its best to rescue the stranded passengers. The affected passengers are required to contact airBaltic for assistance. For all passengers holding Estonian Air tickets airBaltic will offer special and conditional fares that can be booked via airBaltic call centre.

Earlier this summer airBaltic announced a new business plan Horizon 2021 that focusses on considerable improvement of connectivity in the whole Baltic region. airBaltic Horizon 2021 aims at operating 11 direct routes out of Tallinn and Vilnius, and over 60 direct routes out of Riga in the next five years. Our strengthening of direct services in the Baltic sea region (Horizon 2021) will require a careful re-evalution of airBaltic fleet for the coming years, especially our regional aircraft.

airBaltic already offers four direct routes out of Tallinn: Tallinn – Riga, Tallinn – Berlin, Tallinn – Paris and Tallinn – Vienna. 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 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.