airBaltic to offer 82 Destinations in Summer 2021 Schedule, a 21 Percent increase Versus 2020
airBaltic announced on Wednesday that they will offer 82 destinations for Summer 2021, a 21 percent year-over-year increase. Next summer’s schedule will include the first 15 seasonal destinations from Riga that were delayed this year due to the pandemic.
Today (July 8, 2020), air Baltic announced that they will increase their summer 2021 schedule by 21 percent versus 2020 with a total of 82 destinations on offer. Additionally, the carrier will increase frequencies on popular holiday routes including Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Dublin as well as many other destinations. airBaltic currently offers flights from Riga to important business hubs and leisure destinations including Dubrovnik, Rijeka and Split (Croatia), Barcelona, Nice, Larnaca, Rome, Catania and Milan. In the coming weeks, the carrier is also launching service from Riga to Billund, Reykjavik, Madrid, Zurich, Turku, Warsaw, Prague, Stuttgart, Budapest and Liepaja in Latvia. airBaltic also operates various routes from Tallinn and Vilnius and by the end of August 2020 will have 69 destinations on offer. In Wednesday’s announcement, airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss said,
“So far 2020 has been full of challenges, but with our passenger health and safety remaining the top priority, we continue to focus on expansion of our operation. Already a year ahead, we have announced the plans for our new network and in combination with out new ticket types, our passengers can book the tickets to more than 80 routes with confidence.”
As regulations are constantly changing, airBaltic reminds guests to review travel restrictions and airport restrictions associated with their itinerary.
Established in 1995, airBaltic is a joint stock company with most of the equity (80%) held by the Latvian state and the remaining shares held by Lars Thuesen through his holding company Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. One of the most punctual carriers in the world, the airline connects the Baltic region to over 55 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS with a fleet of 22 Airbus A220-300s. The carrier received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year in 2017 and in 2018/2019 received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award for ‘Market Leader of the Year.’ airBaltic also received the ‘Sector Leadership Award’ by Airline Business in 2019.