July is a very special month. The Baltic region – the home for our airline – bathes in warmth and sunlight almost round the clock, with just a few hours of darkness setting in. Everyone is out in the street cafés, on the beaches, or taking part in some kind of outdoor activity. A myriad of cultural events has literally walked into the parks, open-air stages and new creative quarters, especially in Riga, which is a European Capital of Culture for 2014.
News in brief
A selection of the latest news from airBaltic, Latvia's national airline.
Preparing for a new generation of aircraft
Igors Rasiņš’s eyes light up when he talks about airBaltic’s upcoming fleet of aircraft. He is one of the large team that is working on phasing in 20 new Bombardier CSeries passenger planes that are being built for airBaltic and that will gradually replace the airline’s current fleet of Boeing 737s. While the delivery of the first new Bombardier plane is expected only at the end of 2015, Rasiņš is already working feverishly to ensure a smooth transition.