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  • Joe Breitfeller

airBaltic Launches Flights to Manchester, Trondheim, Bergen, Kos and Edinburgh

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

In a series of announcement over the past few days, airBaltic has announced the launch of flights to Manchester, Trondheim, Bergen, Kos and Edinburgh. Twice-weekly service between Riga and Manchester started July 4th, while Edinburgh flights launched on July 2nd.


airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Empennage - Courtesy airBaltic

On Monday (July 5, 2021), airBaltic announced the launch of twice-weekly service between Riga and Latvia and Manchester in the UK, with the first scheduled flight taking place on Sunday, July 4th. This follows the previous launch of two weekly flights between Riga and Edinburgh on Friday, July 2nd. Additionally, On Saturday, July 3rd, 2021, airBaltic launched twice-weekly service to Trondheim and Bergen in Norway, as well as twice-weekly summer seasonal flights to the beautiful island of Kos in Greece.


Speaking on the launch of Riga-Manchester service today, airBaltic’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Gauss, said,


“Riga is a dynamic city and the key business centre of the Baltic states and has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers. It is also a very convenient transfer point with excellent connections within our wide route network. Our expanding 2021 route map reflects the demand we see for destinations after the reopening of more countries for travellers.”


Further commenting on the new service, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart, added,


“It is great to see airBaltic commence flights to Riga from Manchester Airport. As and when travel restrictions continue to ease, the route will offer great access to Eastern Europe and beyond for both leisure and business travellers alike. We look forward to working closely with the team at airBaltic as they grow and develop from Manchester Airport.”


airBaltic Launches Service From Riga to Manchester and Edinburgh (UK), as well as Trondheim, Bergen (Norway) and Kos (Greece) - Courtesy airBaltic

All flights will be operated with state-of-the-art Airbus A220-300s. For summer 2021, airBaltic is offering service to over 70 destinations from Riga including seven destinations in Italy, seven destinations in Greece, six destinations in Spain and many other popular leisure destinations.

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.



Source: airBaltic