- Joe Breitfeller
airBaltic Starts Flights Between Riga and Santorini; Launches airBaltic Holidays
Last Saturday (June 5th), airBaltic started new scheduled once-weekly A220-300 service between Riga and Santorini in Greece. Today, the carrier announced the launch of a new ‘airBaltic Holidays’ product which includes flights and hotel accommodations.
On Monday (June 7, 2021) airBaltic announced the start of once-weekly service between Riga and Santorini in Greece. The inaugural A220-300 service on the route took place last Saturday, June 5th. Flights to Santorini start at €199 for GREEN, €289 for GREEN Classic and €679 for Business Class, including taxes, fees and service charges. This summer, airBaltic is offering over 70 nonstop flights from Riga including service to seven destinations in Italy, seven destinations in Greece, six destinations in Spain and numerous other popular leisure destinations.
In Monday’s announcement, airBaltic’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Gauss, said,
“We are delighted to launch flights between Riga and the sunny island of Santorini. Over the last month we see an increased interest from passengers for flights to destinations in Mediterranean as the epidemiological situation improves due to vaccination process all over Europe. We are here to offer safe and trustworthy service with wide route map to our passengers by connecting Riga with more than 70 direct destinations.”
In a separate press release today (June 7th), airBaltic announced the launch of a new airBaltic Holidays product, which will offer customers dynamic travel packages with both flights and accommodations. The service is being offered in cooperation with Swedish tour operator and technology company TripX and include a selection of thousands of carefully selected hotels. Packages can now be booked at airbalticholidays.com.
Speaking on the new product offering, airBaltic’s Mr. Gauss said,
“As an innovative airline, we always strive to search for new ways to improve the customer experience starting from the booking process. Today, when travelling has become more complex due to various restrictions, we want to offer our customers new seamless ways how to plan their trips.”
airBaltic Holidays offers booking flexibility which allows customers to cancel a trip up to seven days prior to departure and receive a full refund for flights and hotel accommodations, minus a service fee. Travel packages are also secured by the EU Package Travel Directive, and airBaltic Club members will earn 5 points for every euro spent on trips.
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.