Dear Customer,

Aviation has a significant impact on national and regional economies, and Latvia’s aviation system is crucial for connecting the country with Europe’s main cities. Air links are lifelines for business and tourism in today’s economies, enabling swift travel for passengers and smooth logistics for cargo. In addition, the connections created between cities and markets generate numerous benefits, including foreign direct investment and business clusters.

You, our customer, have already seen this in practice, as airBaltic has opened new routes that didn’t exist before to various regional centres. You have observed taxi companies adding extra vehicles and drivers to service passengers at the Riga airport, hotels investing to extend their facilities and staff, local restaurants printing their menus in yet another language to better cater to a new foreign clientele, producers of pharmaceuticals or electronics opening up new export markets, international companies launching business support centres, and your friends sending their children to universities abroad to bring back new skills. All of this activity adds significant value to the economy and creates jobs. In Latvia alone, aviation contributes to well over 2% of the gross domestic product and supports 2% of all jobs available in the market.

Our new and improved summer routes will add to this positive economic impact. airBaltic’s new links to Pisa, Rhodes and Thessaloniki in the Mediterranean region will create additional leisure markets. Other business opportunities will open up as airBaltic continues to strengthen its Scandinavian links to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Aalborg, while introducing additional routes from Tallinn to Berlin and Vienna and moving its westbound morning departures to earlier morning hours so that you can spend more time in such cities as Hamburg, Munich, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Zurich and Berlin. 

Did you know that our Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft have already carried four million passengers? The Q400 NextGen was the first brand of new aircraft to be introduced in the Baltic region five years ago.

Martin Alexander Gauss