Tuesday, 19 February 2019

airBaltic carries 12% more passengers during first month of 2019

airBaltic carries 12% more passengers during first month of 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 260 383 or 12% more passengers during January 2019 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are excited to start the year with great results and higher demand from passengers across the Baltic states. We are set to successfully continue our sustainable growth path in 2019, and continue to improve our network as well as the product we offer our passengers.”

During January 2019, airBaltic has operated 4 386 flights or 13% more than in January 2018. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during January 2019 reached a level of 85%. This means that more than 85 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

Latvian airline operating under than banner airBaltic was founded in 1995 and is primarily owned by the Latvian government (80.05%), while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. airBaltic is a hybrid airline taking the best practices both from traditional network airlines and low cost carriers.

The airBaltic fleet currently consists of 4 types of aircraft - 14 Airbus A220-300, 2 Boeing 737 - 500, 6 Boeing 737–300 and 12 Bombardier Q400 NextGen, in total – 34 aircraft.

Currently, airBaltic operates direct flights out of all capitals of the Baltic States – Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Tallinn (Estonia). Direct flights from Riga to Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Almaty, Athens, Baku, Barcelona, Berlin, Billund, Bordeaux, Brussels, Budapest, Catania, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Kiev, Kos, Larnaca, Liepāja, Lisbon, London, Lviv, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Menorca, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Odessa, Olbia, Oslo, Palanga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Poprad, Prague, Reykjavik, Rhodes, Rijeka, Rome, Salzburg, Sochi, Split, Stavanger, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tampere, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Turku, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Zurich.

Direct flights from Tallinn to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Malaga, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Stockholm, Vienna, Vilnius.

Direct flights from Vilnius to Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Riga, Tallinn.