News in Brief

  • New flights to Almaty
  • airBaltic ranked world’s most punctual airline in 2017
  • airBaltic partners with online payments provider Trustly
  • Sochi and Kaliningrad to join airBaltic network
  • Expanding the direct flight network from Tallinn
  • It’s skiing time! 

New flights to Almaty
 
From April 29 airBaltic will start new flights between Riga and Almaty, the largest and most ethnically and culturally diverse city of Kazakhstan.Kazakhstan’s former capital has evolved into a vivid, modern city offering everything from outstanding museums, Western-style restaurants, and exciting nightlife to gorgeous mountain views and relaxing parks. With Big Almaty Lake, Sharyn Canyon, and the Tian Shan mountain range all within reach, Almaty is the perfect starting point for nature lovers.
 
Flights to Almaty will operate three times per week with one way ticket prices starting from EUR 159 .
 
 
airBaltic ranked world’s most punctual airline in 2017
 
airBaltic was named number one globally in punctuality in 2017 by OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of over 50 million flight records.
airBaltic has been at the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past four consecutive years.
According to OAG, airBaltic achieved a punctuality rating of 90.1%. This means that more than 90 out of 100 airBaltic flights arrived on time
in 2017. Besides airBaltic, only one other European airline is ranked in the global Top 10.
 
OAG is the leading global provider of digital flight information and provides accurate, timely, and actionable information and
applications across the travel sector.
 
 
airBaltic partners with online payments provider Trustly
 
Since January, airBaltic customers can purchase tickets on www.airbaltic.com directly from their bank account, thanks to the airline’s cooperation with the Swedish fintech company Trustly. The payments are fast and secure. No credit card is needed, because the system is fully integrated with each customer’s existing bank environment and uses the same logins and authentication. Just select which bank account you wish to pay with and proceed with no additional charges.
 
Trustly online banking payments are currently available for airBaltic’s customers in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Norway, and Poland, with more markets to be added soon. 
 
 
Sochi and Kaliningrad to join airBaltic network
 
In spring airBaltic will widen its flight network by adding two more routes to the Russian Federation. Flights to Kaliningrad in the Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea will start on April 16 and operate six times per week. The Black Sea resort town of Sochi will be flown to twice a week as of May 14. This summer both cities will be among the host destinations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the new connection via Riga will offer convenient flight options for those who are planning to attend the championship. airBaltic also flies to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan, thus in total connecting five Russian cities with Riga and via Riga further to all the major destinations in western Europe.
 
One-way ticket prices to Kaliningrad start from EUR 29 and to Sochi from EUR 99 .
 
 
Expanding the direct flight network from Tallinn
 
As of March 27, airBaltic will start new direct flights between Tallinn and London Gatwick Airport. Flights will operate twice per week with one-way tickets starting from EUR 29 . In November two more direct routes will join the airBaltic network from Tallinn. Flights to Stockholm will operate twelve times per week and to Oslo – twice a week.
 
Together with the existing routes to Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Riga, and Vilnius there will be in total nine direct flight connections from the Estonian capital served by airBaltic.
 
 
It’s skiing time! 
 
We know you’ve been waiting for months to get back on the slopes and shred that powder! The skiing season is now in full swing, but you can still catch flights at very good prices to Europe’s most popular skiing destinations. airBaltic flies from Riga to Munich, Vienna, Milan, Verona, Geneva, Zurich, and Salzburg, from where
you can easily reach the classic skiing resorts in the Alps. There are also direct flights from Vilnius to Munich and from Tallinn to Vienna. Those looking for something more unconventional should visit the Gudauri skiing resort in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia, with direct flights from Riga to Tbilisi twice per week. A great value for money option is the High Tatra Mountains, with flights to Poprad in Slovakia operating on Saturdays.
 
Book your tickets now at www.airbaltic.com and don’t forget to add skis to your booking for EUR 34.99. That way you’ll save on the high cost of equipment rentals on site.