Riga, 30.05.2016.

The Latvian airline airBaltic on May 28, 2016 launched a new route between Riga and Reykjavik, Iceland. Today on May 30, 2016 airBaltic invites everyone to celebrate the historic launch of the new Riga – Reykjavik route with a special live musical performance by Latvian contemporary musician Shipsea from one of Iceland’s nicest hangouts in Reykjavik KEX hostel on airBaltic Facebook page at 17:00 (Riga time): https://www.facebook.com/airBaltic

Latvian contemporary musician Jānis Šipkēvics (Shipsea): “In some magical way, Reykjavik has always opened up a new creative path for me. This is where new songs were composed, new friends and teachers were met. There is some inexplicable kinship between Latvia and the nature and people of Iceland – I haven't been able to profoundly understand or define it, but I feel that our completely different experiences are two sides of one whole, and that feeling makes me go back to Iceland and seek answers. I hope everybody has a chance to visit Iceland at least once."


Flight frequency Start date Price*, Basic Price*, Premium Price*, Business
Riga – Reykjavik 2 flights weekly May 28, 2016 139 EUR 215 EUR 559 EUR

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

airBaltic flies from Riga to Reykjavik twice a week. Passengers will board a Boeing 737-300 for a flight that will last 4 hours and 5 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at 139 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full 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 new direct flights from Tallinn, Vilnius and the Baltic seaside resort of Heringsdorf.


airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline 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 Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 24 aircraft – 12 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.