- Joe Breitfeller
AirBaltic Increases Frequency From Riga to Tbilisi for Summer 2020 Season
Riga, Latvia-based airBaltic announced Thursday that they will be increasing frequency from Riga to Tbilisi for the summer 2020 season. From April 4, 2020, the additional Saturday flight will increase capacity to Tbilisi by 8% with up to eight weekly flights.
Today (February 27, 2020), Latvian carrier airBaltic announced an increase in frequency between Riga and Tbilisi for the summer 2020 season. With the additional Saturday flight, the carrier will increase their service to the Georgian capital by 8 percent with up to eight weekly flights from April 4, 2020. Between 2018 and 2019, airBaltic increased their traffic on the Riga-Tbilisi route by 26 percent, with Riga increasingly becoming a popular transfer point to Tallinn, Vilnius, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam and London.
AirBaltic will be adding a total of 14 new routes to their summer 2020 schedule including new direct service from Tallinn to Rome, Zurich, Hamburg and Nice as well as five new routes from Vilnius to Hamburg, Zurich and Gothenburg from late March. In May, the carrier will also launch service from Vilnius to Dubrovnik and Rijeka. This year from Riga, airBaltic will also introduce new service to Manchester (UK), Yerevan (Armenia), Bergen and Trondheim (Norway) and Yekaterinburg (Russia).
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. The airline connects the Baltic region to over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. AirBaltic has a fleet of 38 aircraft including 22 Airbus A220-300s, four Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier (now DeHavilland Canada) Q400 Next Generation aircraft. The airline previously announced 14 new routes for summer 2020 including four direct destinations from Tallinn, Estonia and five new destinations from Vilnius, Lithuania.