Wednesday, 13 June 2018

airBaltic launches new route to Bordeaux and agrees codeshare deal with TAP Air Portugal

The Latvian airline airBaltic and the national airline of Portugal TAP Air Portugal have signed a special codeshare deal which will enable airBaltic passengers more and diversified options to travel within the vast network of TAP Air Portugal including Brazil, Portugal and Africa. In turn, this agreement will offer TAP Air Portugal passengers better connectivity to the Baltics, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are delighted to start codeshare flights with TAP Air Portugal, which is among the largest airlines in Europe. TAP Air Portugal is already our 21st codeshare partner, thus we are further extending impressive portfolio of partner airlines that ensures smooth and seamless travel for airBaltic customers around the world. airBaltic will sell flights between Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn and TAP Air Portugal domestic network via Lisbon, as well to Lisbon via common gateways, better connecting Baltics to the world.”

“Our newest partnership with airBaltic will allow TAP Air Portugal customers to take advantage of new direct flights to Latvia and connecting services to the Baltic countries, thereby adding convenience and travel options to Northern Europe, in complementarity with TAP direct services to Scandinavia and Finland,” stated Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of TAP.

TAP Air Portugal will place its flight code TP on direct flights between Riga and Lisbon operated by airBaltic as well as via common gateways between TAP Air Portugal network and Riga.

TAP Air Portugal serves 83 destinations in 35 countries worldwide. TAP hub in Lisbon is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, North, Central and South America, where TAP stands out as the international leading carrier in operation to Brazil.

On the 3rd June, airBaltic launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Bordeaux Airport in France. The new route offers convenient travel options from the Baltics to the sunny Bordeaux, as well as new connections for travellers from Southwestern France to Riga and beyond to destinations in Scandinavia, the Baltics, and the CIS.

Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add the third French destination to our summer route map. Bordeaux is the eighth new summer destination for airBaltic from Riga this year. With its UNESCO World Heritage protected city centre, a vibrant cultural life, world-famous vineyards and, of course, a wide array of culinary delights, Bordeaux is the perfect getaway for holidaymakers.”