- Joe Breitfeller
airBaltic to Launch Flights Between Riga and Edinburgh
airBaltic will launch new nonstop twice-weekly service between Riga and Edinburgh starting June 4, 2021. Like all airBaltic flights, the route will be operated with an Airbus A220-300.
On Monday (April 12, 2021), airBaltic announced the launch of twice-weekly direct flights between Riga and Edinburgh from June 4, 2021. In today’s announcement, airBaltic’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Gauss, said,
“We are delighted to announce our second destination in Scotland, thus expanding connectivity between Latvia and the United Kingdom. In addition to the new route, airBaltic also continues to offer convenient and safe connections between Riga and London, Aberdeen and Manchester in the United Kingdom.”
Also commenting on today’s route announcement, Edinburgh Airport’s Chief Executive, Gordon Dewar, added,
“We are always looking to add new routes and we are excited to be welcoming airBaltic to Edinburgh Airport and connecting the capital cities of Scotland and Latvia. We know people are eager to travel when conditions allow and we want to be able to offer some excitement through new destinations, and Riga is definitely one for people to check out and experience one of the finest cities in the Baltics.”
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.