Riga. Provisional data show that in August 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried more than 380 000 passengers or roughly 20% more than in the same period of 2016. For the third month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the three summer months, airBaltic has transported a total of more than 1 150 000 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Such a strong summer would not have been possible without the addition of seven brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. They have outperformed our expectations. Last week, for example, our latest addition to the fleet, YL-CSG, spent nearly 100 hours in the air, which is a global C Series record.”

“When we worked on the Horizon 2012 business plan a few years ago, we set rather high ambitions for the airline. Still, we never expected to see such rapid growth such early. We hope to finish 2017 with excellent results, as our winter sales look rather promising as well,” Gauss noted.

Thus far, airBaltic has completed more than 3 602 scheduled flights and flown over 8 104 block hours with the brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. As of now already every fourth passenger of airBaltic is flying CS300.

For the summer season of 2018 airBaltic has added Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France) and Gdansk (Poland). A complete schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic operates direct flights from Riga to over 60 destinations. airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

 

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airBaltic in brief:

airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is one of the world’s most punctual airlines connecting the Baltic region with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 30 aircraft – 7 Bombardier CS300, 11 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally for two years running in 2014 and 2015.