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AirBaltic Accelerates Opening of Summer 2020 Schedule, Resumes Flights From Tallinn to Malaga
AirBaltic announced on Friday that they will accelerate toe opening of their summer 2020 schedule with nine popular summer destinations from Riga between June 15th and July 7th. The carrier will also restart flights from Tallinn to Malaga on July 6, 2020.
Today, airBaltic announced an acceleration in the reopening of their summer 2020 route schedule to popular holiday destinations. Between June 15th and July 7th, the carrier will resume direct flights from Riga to nine destinations including Dubrovnik, Rijeka and Split in Croatia, Barcelona in Spain, Nice in France, Larnaca in Cyprus as well as Rome, Catania and Milan in Italy. From Riga, airBaltic is already serving Tallinn, Vilnius, Oslo, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Munich and Hamburg. Soon, the airline also expects to resume flights from Riga to Vienna, Düsseldorf, Paris and Copenhagen. airBaltic also currently offers a variety of direct services from Tallinn and Vilnius. In Friday’s announcement, airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss said,
“Many European countries will again open their borders for tourists. People are resuming to plan their summer vacations or just a short break after a long period of not being able to travel. Therefore, we open some of the popular summer destinations earlier than planned. The safety and health of our passengers remains our highest priority. We have introduced strong safety measures and our new flight operations follow the recommendations issued by the authorities. All passengers onboard of airBaltic aircraft are provided with a complimentary basic care kit consisting of a protective face mask and disinfection wipes.”
In a separate announcement of Friday (June 5, 2020), airBaltic further announced the resumption of direct flights from Tallinn to Malaga from July 6, 2020. The carrier currently offers service from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Vienna and Vilnius.
Established in 1995, airBaltic is a joint stock company with most of the equity (80%) held by the Latvian state and the remaining shares held by Lars Thuesen through his holding company Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. One of the most punctual carriers in the world, the airline connects the Baltic region to over 55 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS with a fleet of 22 Airbus A220-300s. The carrier received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year in 2017 and in 2018/2019 received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award for ‘Market Leader of the Year.’ airBaltic also received the ‘Sector Leadership Award’ by Airline Business in 2019.