airBaltic Announces Summer 2021 Schedule With 65 Destinations and Five New Routes
For summer 2021, the carrier will launch five new routes from Riga including service to Manchester, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan, Bergen and Trondheim. airBaltic hopes to resume flights to 17 more destinations which weren’t offered in summer 2020 due to the pandemic.
On Thursday (December 10, 2020), airBaltic announced their summer 2021 schedule connecting Riga with 65 destinations across their network, including five new destinations. For summer 2021, the carrier will add service between Riga and Manchester (UK), Yekaterinburg (Russia), Yerevan (Armenia), as well as Bergen and Trondheim (Norway). airBaltic also hopes to offer service to 17 additional destinations that weren’t served during summer 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In Thursday’s announcement, airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss, said,
“The safety and health of our employees and passengers has stood and will stand above all. We see that people miss travelling. I strongly believe that the demand for flights will begin to grow in the coming months once reliable solutions such as vaccines and wider testing to limit the spread of Covid-19 are introduced. Although flying will surely be different, we plan that by next summer, with certain restrictions in place, more travel options will be available. As the main connectivity provider in the Baltics, we must be ready for that moment, so we have already published our planned schedule. We will continue to provide flights to various key business destinations as well as to popular leisure getaways.”
airBaltic currently offers direct flights from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius to various European business hubs and select leisure destinations. The carrier has taken strong safety measures to ensure the health and well-being of their guests and team members. Additionally, all customers will be provided with a complimentary basic care kit that includes a protective face mask and disinfectant wipes. airBaltic reminds their customers to check on all travel restrictions prior to traveling as regulations continue to change rapidly.
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 65 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS with a fleet of 23 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.