We welcome the new year with a very grateful feeling. Our team has done a fantastic job in making last year a record year for airBaltic. It was a year that felt like an amazing journey for us. And now we are also off to a very good start for 2018, in which we will offer our passengers an even greater choice of travel opportunities.
2018 will be an exciting year as more of the brand-new Bombardier CS300 aircraft join our fleet. Currently, already every fourth airBaltic passenger flies on a CS300. We expect that proportion to increase soon. In 2018 we will also launch at least eight new services, including to Bordeaux, Malaga, and Lisbon.
The airBaltic fleet and operations will continue to grow over the coming years, and we plan to recruit around 1000 new professionals. That’s why we’ve launched the airBaltic Training Pilot Academy, which will prepare future pilots for airBaltic. Being a pilot myself, I know that where you decide to study really matters a lot. The Pilot Academy will provide the highest-quality new pilot training in the region, using experienced airBaltic instructors and state-of-the-art training aircraft. If your New Year’s resolution is to become a pilot, it’s never too late to visit the airBaltic Training home page!
Hope to see you on board airBaltic again soon, and we wish you joyful travel in 2018!