- Joe Breitfeller
AirBaltic Launches New Route From Vilnius to Oslo, Resumes Flights From Tallinn and Riga
AirBaltic announced on Friday the launch of new service from Vilnius to Oslo. In separate press releases, the carrier also announced the resumption of service from Tallinn to Paris, Vienna and Berlin and from Riga to Amsterdam, Hamburg, Vienna and Dusseldorf.
airBaltic announced on Friday the launch of new service from Vilnius to Oslo starting May 28, 2020. The carrier also announced the resumption of service from Tallinn to Paris, Vienna and Berlin on June 1, 2, and 4, respectively. In a separate press release, the carrier further announced the restart of flights from Riga to Amsterdam, Hamburg, Vienna and Dusseldorf. Riga-Amsterdam service will resume on May 28, 2020, while service to Hamburg will restart on June 1st. Riga-Vienna flights will be available from June 8th and service between Riga and Dusseldorf will resume on June 9, 2020. Regarding the new Vilnius-Oslo service, airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss said,
“Until the crisis began, we provided the best connectivity to and from all three Baltic capitals. Now we return with a clear target to maintain our positions in Lithuania and the Baltics. The new route has seen a significant demand from our passengers. The safety and health of our passengers, our employees and the society stand above all. All airBaltic passengers on board are provided with a face mask and disinfectant wipes. Our dedicated and professional airBaltic team will continue work in order to safeguard airline’s smooth operations.”
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 55 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.