Saturday, 23 March 2019

airBaltic Carries 14% more passengers in February

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The Latvian government-backed airBaltic carried  245 349 passengers in February 2019, that's up 14% from last year across its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our airline has been growing at a steady pace for over three years now, and we are now the number one airline not only in Latvia but also in Estonia. We are looking forward to continue our growth also in the busier summer season that already begins in two weeks from now.”

“In February, we also reached a historic milestone. Since the company’s establishment in 1995, we have now carried over 40 million passengers. It is a serious track record that everyone at the company can be proud of,” Martin Gauss added.

During February 2019, airBaltic has operated 3 878 flights or 11% more than in February 2018. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during February 2019 reached a level of 92%. This means that more than 92 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

The airline continues its expansion at Tallinn Airport and has announced its 13th destination from the Estonian capital to Salzburg, Austria. Winter seasonal flights between the two cities will commence on December 21, 2019.

Gauss said, "For years Salzburg has been among the most popular skiing destinations for Baltic travellers. As we introduce direct flights from Tallinn to Salzburg, we are strengthening our commitment to the local market and our positions as the market leader in Estonia. We are glad to see that we are now the number one choice among Estonian passengers." Flights between Tallinn and Salzburg will be performed once weekly on one of the carriers Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

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