airBaltic Announces New Codeshare Agreement With Lufthansa
Starting March 29, 2021, Lufthansa will put their code on airBaltic flights between Munich and Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania. The codeshare will open Lufthansa’s global network to airBaltic customers, while providing more access to the Baltic states for Lufthansa’s guests.
On Tuesday (February 16, 2021), airBaltic announced a new codeshare partnership with Lufthansa, opening the Baltic states to Lufthansa customers, while providing access to Lufthansa’s global network to customers of airBaltic. Starting March 28, 2021, Lufthansa will put their code on airBaltic’s flights between Munich and Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania. In Today’s announcement, airBaltic’s President and CEO, Martin Gauss, said,
“Lufthansa is a strong connectivity provider globally, and we are pleased to strengthen our partnership and the air traffic ties between the Baltics, Germany and beyond. Germany is one of airBaltic’s key markets and we are looking forward to the partnership and through that offering better travel opportunities to the passengers around the world.”
Also commenting on the new codeshare agreement, Lufthansa Group’s Head of Airline Partnerships, Heiko Heidusch, added,
“We are pleased to start this new cooperation with airBaltic, and to further strengthen our network in the Baltic states, which is a strong market for both business and leisure customers. In airBaltic we have found a very reliable partner and together we can offer more possibilities to travel to the Baltic states via Munich.”
Established in 1995, Air Baltic Corporation SA (airBaltic) is a joint stock company with most of the equity (96.14%) held by the Latvian state and the remaining shares held by Lars Thuesen through his holding company Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airline Group also includes Air Baltic Training SIA, Loyalty Services SIA, Baltijas Kravu Centrs SIA and Crew Resources AS. One of the most punctual carriers in the world, the airline connects the Baltic region to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS with a fleet of 25 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.