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airBaltic Launches Service to Dubai in Advance of Expo 2020 Dubai

airBaltic has launched four weekly flights between Riga and Dubai, providing convenient connections to Expo 2020 Dubai which opens this Friday, October 1st, 2021. Like all airBaltic flights, the route will be operated with a state-of-the art Airbus A220-300.


AirBaltic Airbus A220-300 - Courtesy Airbus

On Tuesday (September 28, 2021), airBaltic announced the launch of four weekly flights between Riga and Dubai, just in time for Expo 2020 Dubai, which opens this Friday, October 1st, 2021.


In Tuesday’s announcement, airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss, said,


“We are proud to offer our passengers such a unique destination as Dubai, which now connects the Baltic region with the United Arab Emirates with one of the longest flights on our route map. Dubai has been one of the most demanded destinations among our passengers for some time now, and it will be hosting the Expo 2020, which attracts a lot of interest to this city.”

Also commenting on airBaltic’s new Dubai service, Riga Airport’s Board Chairperson, Laila Odina, said,


“Expanding the range of destinations accessible from Riga Airport with Dubai will open new opportunities for our passengers, who will be able to get to the attractive Middle East leisure and business centre faster and more conveniently. At the same time, it is also an important step forward for the Airport, continuing to strengthen Riga's position as an important air transit hub.


H.E. Mrs. Hanan Al Aleeli, Ambassador of the UAE to the Republic of Latvia, added,


“I am pleased by the direct flights connectivity between the UAE and Latvia, which will bring new opportunities and closer ties between both countries. Inauguration of this flight coincides with the opening of Expo 2020 in Dubai which will further increase the demand for these convenient and necessary flights and provide new options for cooperation.”


AirBaltic's Flight Schedule Between Riga and Dubai - Courtesy airBaltic

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 31 Airbus A220-300s.



Source: airBaltic