Dear Customer, 

The New Year 2016 is coming with major improvements for travellers and for the economies of the Baltic Sea region. 

For starters, this year is a turning point in airBaltic’s Horizon 2021 business plan, which is designed to deliver a new type of travel experience over the next five years. Our airline is continuing to grow in line with the plan and is providing an increasing number of routes from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. 
The first very visible change will come with the introduction of the Bombardier CS300 in the second half of 2016. The all-new jet aircraft will gradually be phased into our fleet, delivering unmatched traveller comfort. The aircraft’s increased operational efficiency will lead to more affordable flight tickets and new destinations, as the CS300 can reach locations as distant as the Canary Islands and the United Arab Emirates from Riga. 
Our anticipated fleet modernisation will result in a better choice of destinations and flight schedules to and from the Baltic Sea region, Western Europe, the CIS and the Middle East. And while you enjoy airBaltic’s winter offers, city breaks and skiing destinations, we are finalising preparations for your upcoming summer flights. 
Our new summer highlight is Reykjavik, Iceland, with its stunning nature and wildlife. You will also see numerous improvements to our existing network around the Baltic Sea. airBaltic flights out of Stockholm Arlanda will operate up to five times per day; connections out of Tallinn, Vilnius and Riga will be further reinforced with major European hubs; and leisure travellers will have more attractive travel options to Mediterranean and Black Sea resorts. 
Did you know that Bombardier, the manufacturer of our future fleet, recently flew its CS100 aircraft nonstop from Riga, Latvia, to Montreal’s Mirabel airport? The aircraft travelled 6,342 kilometres in 8 hours and 35 minutes.
Thank you for flying airBaltic and have a great trip!

Martin Alexander Gauss