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airBaltic to Launch Flights Between Riga and Dubai From September 1, 2021
Latvian carrier airBaltic is launching four weekly flights between Riga and Dubai starting September 1, 2021. Guests traveling to Dubai will also enjoy seamless onward connectivity from Dubai International Airport to the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
Today (March 24, 2021), airBaltic announced the launch of four weekly flights between Riga and Dubai from September 1, 2021. Customers traveling to Dubai will also enjoy seamless onward connectivity via Dubai International Airport (DXB) to destinations in the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific and Africa. In Wednesday’s route announcement, airBaltic’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Gauss, said,
“Dubai for years has been one of the most significant unserved destinations from Riga. Now, with the Expo 2020 starting in October, we will offer a direct connection from Riga, which will be appreciated by many passengers across the Baltic region and Scandinavia. Additionally, the new route will provide an excellent connectivity further from Dubai International (DXB) to the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa.”
Also commenting on the new service, the United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Latvia, H.E. Mrs. Hanan Al Aleeli, added,
“Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first in-person global mega event since the pandemic began, which will be welcoming millions of visitors from all over the world. Therefore, the timing of these convenient and fast flights between Riga and Dubai before the event is exceptional, and will contribute not only to economic development, but also in creating further opportunities for political, cultural and people-to-people ties between the UAE and Latvia. Emiratis and Latvians themselves are what has created the demand for these flights, a direct result of the close relationship between our two nations.”
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.