airBaltic will open a seasonal winter base in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria with two based Airbus A220-300s. The carrier will offer nonstop service from Gran Canaria to 10 destinations, with tickets bookable from June 21, 2023.
On Wednesday (June 15, 2023), airBaltic announced that they will open a seasonal base in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Spain) for winter 2023/24. The carrier will base two Airbus A220-300s in Las Palmas and offer direct service to 10 destinations. Tickets on the routes will be bookable from June 21, 2023. By basing two aircraft in Las Palmas, airBaltic will optimize crew rotation efficiency and maximize aircraft utilization. The new seasonal offer complements airBaltic’s existing service to the Canary Islands, as the carrier will continue to operate direct flights to Tenerife from their four main bases for the upcoming winter season.
In Wednesday’s announcement, airBaltic’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Martin Gauss, said,
“When preparing for the upcoming season, we always carefully analyze the market dynamics. For winter months, when the overall passenger demand worldwide is traditionally lower, we have identified an opportunity to optimize our capacity to be as efficient as possible – by establishing a seasonal base and operating two aircraft from Las Palmas to serve the demand for sunny and leisure destinations. Such expanded presence in Gran Canaria not only enhances connectivity, but also provides passengers with a wide range of convenient travel options.”
Established in 1995, Air Baltic Corporation SA (airBaltic) is a joint stock company with most of the equity (97.96%) held by the Latvian state and the remaining 2.04 percent held by other shareholders. 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 41 Airbus A220-300s. airBaltic employs around 2,300 team members.