airBaltic announced on Tuesday that they will restart flights from Riga to Helsinki on May 25, 2020 and from Riga to Berlin on June 1st, 2020. Yesterday, the carrier announced the resumption of flights from Riga to Tallinn and Vilnius.
Today, airBaltic announced that they will restart flights from Riga to Helsinki and Munich from May 25, 2020 and from Riga to Berlin on June 1st, 2020. The carrier announced yesterday (May 18, 2020) the restart of flights from Riga to Tallinn and Vilnius. AirBaltic is also operating special daily flights to Frankfurt and Oslo and is resuming flights between Tallinn and Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo and Vilnius. The flights are being operated with Airbus A220-300 regional jet aircraft. In Tuesday’s announcement airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss said,
“We provide the best connectivity to and from the Baltics. Now we return with a clear target to maintain our position in the region. By focusing on an all-Airbus A220-300 fleet, we are well positioned for the restart. The safety and health of our passengers, our employees and the society stand above all. All of our passengers are now provided with a face mask and disinfectant wipes. Our new flight operations follow the recommendations issued by the authorities.”
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. 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.