This is the time of the year to not only look back at 2017 but also appreciate the outlook for 2018. This has been a tremendous year for airBaltic. With 13 new routes launched, we had as busy a time as ever, carrying a record-high number of passengers for many months this year. I am thankful to our team for being able to maintain and improve the high level of service and punctuality airBaltic is well known for.
Next year airBaltic will continue its growth, offering an even bigger range of exciting destinations and convenient connections via Riga. Next summer we will launch flights to such holiday destinations as Bordeaux, Malaga, and Lisbon, among others. Be sure to plan your trips in advance, as the tickets are already available on our website! Exactly a year ago the first state-of-the-art Bombardier CS300 aircraft entered our service. We now have already seven CS300 aircraft on our fleet, and they have carried over 600,000 passengers. The CS300 has delivered better-than-expected results, offering significant convenience for both passengers and staff as well as considerable fuel economy and additional efficiency. On behalf of the airBaltic team I wish you a warm Christmas and prosperous New Year. Never forget that, when on an airplane, even the sky is not the limit for your dreams! Hope to see you on board airBaltic again soon!
Martin Alexander Gauss