- Joe Breitfeller
airBaltic Announces the Resumption of Service to Nine European Destinations From Riga
airBaltic announced on Monday the resumption of service to nine additional destinations from Riga, Latvia, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Prague, Reykjavik, Vienna and Zurich. The carrier now serves 35 European destinations from the Baltic capital.
Today (September 7, 2020), airBaltic announced the resumption of service from Riga to nine additional European destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Gothenburg, Lisbon, Prague, Reykjavik, Vienna and Zurich. The carrier now serves 35 European destinations from the Latvian capital. Currently, airBaltic serves European business hubs and popular leisure destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. airBaltic 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. In Monday’s announcement, airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss said,
“We welcome the decision of the Latvian government to ease travel restrictions in place, while maintaining safety and health of the public as its top priority. It enables us to perform a number of additional routes vital for the connectivity of Latvia and the Baltic states.”
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 60 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.