Friday, 11 January 2019

airBaltic on time every time.........

The Latvian Government owned airline, airBaltic celebrated its 2018 performance record, it operated 99.8% of its planned flights during the year.  Just 0.2% of flights were cancelled last year due to different circumstances, including delays caused by strikes in European airports and weather conditions.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “When a notable proportion of our clients travel using a transfer via Riga, it is instrumental for us to provide them a reliable service. As one of the most punctual carriers globally, we always strive to improve our service and our passengers can count on us. Even though last summer in Europe was especially tough due to widespread strikes across the continent, we maintained the world-leading punctuality and regularity ratings, enabling passengers to use our convenient connections with ease,” 

On January 3rd, 2019, it was announced the had been recognized as the most punctual airline in Europe for 2018 by OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of a total of over 58 million flight records. airBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past five consecutive years.

A third group of students began their study process at airBaltic's Pilot Academy on January 10th, 2019. The third group of 11 students will become airBaltic pilots upon completion of the full-time programme in less than two years from now.

Pauls Cālītis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations: “The students that received their first epaulettes today have passed the same meticulous application process all our pilots go through. Being the only pilot academy in the Baltic region that is linked to an airline, our students benefit greatly while learning from the first-hand experience of our professional instructors. We launched our Pilot Academy last spring, and since then we have received four state-of-the-art Diamond Aircraft and a flight simulator, established training facilities at Liepāja Airport. Over 30 Baltic students are now on their way to fulfill their dreams and become commercial pilots,"

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2019, airBaltic will launch new direct routes from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. In addition, next summer airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.     

(Images from airBaltic)