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AirBaltic Launches New Direct Service from Tallinn and Vilnius
On Tuesday, the Latvian regional carrier airBaltic announced the opening of new direct routes from Tallin, Estonia and Vilnius, Lithuania. With today’s announcement, airBaltic has added 13 new destinations to their summer 2020 schedule.
Today, airBaltic announced new direct service from Tallinn, Estonia and Vilnius, Lithuania. Starting next summer, the airline will offer direct flights from Tallinn to Rome, Zurich, Hamburg and Nice. In March, the Latvian carrier will launch service from Vilnius to Hamburg, Zurich and Gothenburg and in May will add service to Dubrovnik and Rijeka. Earlier this year, airBaltic announced new service to Manchester, Yeravan (Armenia) and Bergen and Trondheim in Norway. In Tuesday’s announcement, airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss said,
“As we continue to grow, we aim to provide the best connectivity to and from all three Baltic capitals. When evaluating, which destinations to launch from Baltic capitals, we are at first looking for the most demanded ones among the local passengers. Because of that, we provide additional contribution to local airports, offering new travel opportunities. By next summer, we will already serve 16 destinations from Estonia, 11 from Lithuania and over 70 destinations from Latvia.”
AirBaltic was founded in 1995 and is owned by the Latvian State (80%) and Lars Thuesen (20%) through his company Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airline has a fleet of 37 aircraft including 21 Airbus A220-300s, four Boeing 737s, and 12 Bombardier Q400s. AirBaltic connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).