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Press releases: 2016

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Bombardier CS300 Kicks-off Eastern European Tour alongside first operator airBaltic

Montreal, 27.09.2016.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS300 jetliner, the second CS300 flight test vehicle, has embarked on a series of European route-proving flights alongside first operator airBaltic of Latvia. The flights will be operated from the airline’s base in Riga to destinations in Eastern Europe such as Vilnius, Lithuania and Tallinn, Estonia, will use airBaltic air and ground operational practices.

airBaltic on Flight BT641 Riga-Zurich

Riga, 17.09.2016. 

airBaltic expresses regrets about the incident today, on September 17, at Riga International Airport. Due to an indication of a technical issue with nose landing gear, airBaltic flight BT641 with Bombardier Q400 NextGen from Riga to Zurich (departure 08:04 local time), was diverted back to the airport and made an emergency landing at 10:26 local time.

airBaltic about flight changes on September 17

Riga, 17.09.2016.

Airline airBaltic informs that due to “Riga” airport runway closure until 14:00 on September 17, there will be schedule changes on regular airBaltic flights.

airBaltic on flight BT641 to Zurich

Riga, 17.09.2016.

Airline airBaltic informs that today, on September 17, 2016, due to technical reasons, its flight BT641 with Bombardier Q400 NextGen from Riga to Zurich, made an emergency landing.

airBaltic Leads Growth in Baltic Region 

Riga, 1.09.2016.

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved the fastest growth in passenger numbers among the top carriers serving the Baltic region in the peak summer month of July.

airBaltic – best for innovation

Riga, 19.08.2016.

CNN has named airBaltic as the Best airline for Innovation among global carriers "for its create-your-own-meal-tray food ordering system”.

airBaltic joins Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance

Riga, 01.08.2016.

Latvian airline airBaltic has become a member of Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG). 

airBaltic Launches Pokémon Hunt

Riga, 20.07.2016.

Latvian airline airBaltic has embraced Pokémon Go and  invites travellers to stop by airBaltic ticket office at Riga International Airport and catch a Pokémon.

airBaltic Signs Up for Bombardier C Series Aircraft Smart Parts Program

Montréal, 12.07.2016.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) announced today that the airline has selected Bombardier’s Smart Parts Program to provide component support for its fleet of 20 all-new C Series aircraft.

airBaltic Load Factor +20% up in Estonia

Riga, 5.07.2016.

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved +20.8% increase in load factor in June for its oldest direct routes out of Tallinn.

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