1/ New destinations coming up in 2017

2/ Catch the Christmas feeling in Germany

3/ Start planning your skiing holidays

1/ New destinations coming up in 2017

We are happy to announce the launching of new direct flights from the Baltics in the spring of 2017. Where would you like to travel next year? Choose your destination and book your trip at airbaltic.com.

Riga – Stavanger

The locals say that Stavanger is a city of highs, as it is surrounded by beautiful fjords and breathtaking mountains. It also boasts an active cultural life. Being the capital of Norway’s oil industry, the city is booming with energy and countless opportunities and attracts people from all over the world.

Riga – Aberdeen

The Granite City is a true Scottish beauty, but don’t let the pristine coastline with all of its cliffs, beaches and mysterious castles fool you – Aberdeen is also open for some serious business, as it holds one of the oldest and widest ports in the region and is the oil centre of Scotland.

Riga – Geneva

The second largest city in Switzerland is a booming finance centre with lots to offer. However, if you wish to take a break from Geneva’s busy city life, the mountains are just a stone’s throw away, and you can see the majestic Mont Blanc right from the city centre.

Riga – Gothenburg

The “second capital” of Sweden has long been at the crossroads of trade and culture. Today, the city is known for gourmet restaurants that offer exquisite seafood, contemporary art, Swedish design and an active culture life. Gothenburg is also a large trading centre and one of the best logistics locations in Sweden.

Riga – Catania

Located at the foot of Mount Etna, this lovely Sicilian town is a wonderful combination of the ancient and the modern. The historic core with its Baroque architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage site, while the impressive skyline will remain etched in your memory. And of course, the sea and the food… you can never have too much of Sicily.

Riga – Tampere

Located in the largest lake district in Europe, Tampere is the second largest city in Finland, yet it has managed to maintain a casual and friendly atmosphere. Its visitors love the cosy cafés and captivating museums that have found home in redeveloped industrial buildings as well as the fantastic views over two lakes. 

 

2/ Catch the Christmas feeling in Germany

Germans are world-famous for their love of Christmas, which they start preparing for during the last week of November, when Christmas markets open in many cities and villages. The bigger cities host several markets, and Berlin alone has around 60 Christmas markets.

On workday evenings, groups of friends or colleagues often gather for a glass of Glühwein and Bratwurst in the Christmas markets. On weekends, the markets are full of families with children. Visitors can taste local and international specialties, shop for gifts and take part in various activities.

airBaltic flies non-stop to five cities in Germany, with up to two flights per day to Berlin from Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn. One can also fly directly from Riga to Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Dusseldorf.


Ticket prices for the end of November and beginning of December are still very affordable, starting from EUR 29 one-way. Remember that the best deals are always marked with cherries at airbaltic.com.


 

3/ Start planning your skiing holidays

This winter, airBaltic is offering flights to lots of popular skiing destinations.

If you prefer the classic skiing resorts of the Alps, then there are up to two flights per day from Riga to Munich and Vienna, six flights per week to Zurich and five flights per week to Milan. As of December 24, flights will also begin to Verona and Salzburg. One-way ticket prices to these destinations start at EUR 49.

Those looking for something more unconventional might want to visit the Gudauri ski resort in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia. Flights from Riga to Tbilisi operate twice per week, and ticket prices start at EUR 99 one way.

The High Tatra Mountains are a great value-for-money option, with Saturday flights to Poprad in Slovakia resuming on December 17 from as low as EUR 35 one way.


Take along your own ski equipment. Add it to your luggage while booking at airbaltic.com for EUR 34.99 and avoid the higher costs of onsite equipment rentals.