airBaltic to Launch Flights Between Riga and Heraklion From May 15, 2021
airBaltic will launch new scheduled service between Riga and Heraklion from May 15, 2021. The carrier will offer two weekly flights and the route will be serviced with an Airbus A220-300.
On Wednesday (April 7, 2021), airBaltic announced the launch of two weekly flights between Riga and Heraklion in Greece starting May 15, 2021. The route will be serviced with an Airbus A220-300sand tickets are now available on the company’s website. In today's announcement, airBaltic’s Chief Executive Officer, Martin Gauss, said,
“We are optimistic about the upcoming summer season. If travel in general will be possible and the epidemiological situation will improve as the vaccination levels increase, demand for air travel will return. We will be prepared for that, thus during the upcoming days we will be revealing several new destinations, in addition to Heraklion in Greece. This summer season airBaltic aims to offer a wide range of safe connections from Riga.”
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.