Riga. The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch two new routes from Riga to Sochi on May 14, 2018 and to Kaliningrad on April 16, 2018. Both routes will offer new travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia with convenient connections via Riga.

Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add Sochi and Kaliningrad to our route map next year, increasing the number of new destinations for next year to seven. Both routes will strengthen the business and tourism ties between Russia and Latvia, and will create convenient new connections with European and Scandinavian airports.”

“Next summer both Sochi and Kaliningrad will be among the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup and the new connection via Riga will offer convenient flight options for those who are planning to attend the championship,” Reuss added.

 

Route

Flight frequency

Start date

Price*, Basic

Price*, Premium

Price*, Business

Riga – Sochi

2 flights weekly

May 14, 2018

99 EUR

159 EUR

599 EUR

Riga – Kaliningrad

6 flights weekly

April 16, 2018

29 EUR

99 EUR

349 EUR











*Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability

airBaltic will fly from Riga to Sochi 2 times weekly, but to Kaliningrad 6 times weekly. The flight to Sochi is scheduled to last 3 hours and 10 minutes, while to Kaliningrad – 55 minutes. One-way ticket price to Sochi starts at 99 EUR, but to Kaliningrad at 29 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs.

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 serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

 

airBaltic photos: http://www.airbaltic.com/public/downloads.html

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.