Sunday, 31 March 2019

Riga - Dublin route launched from airBaltic and gets its 16th A220 aircraft

Another new route for the Latvian government supported airline airBaltic was launched today, on March 31, 2019 from Riga to Dublin.

The new flight will be operated on the carriers Airbus A220-300 aircraft and will go head to head with a service from budget carrier Ryanair.  The airBalticservicee will operate four times each week, with fares starting as low as €39 one way. 

Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, Martin Gauss said: "We are happy to start our summer season schedule by launching a long-awaited and highly demanded connection between Riga and Dublin. Now travellers between the two cities will have a great flying experience with very attractive prices in economy or our full-service business class on the new Airbus A220-300 aircraft."

airBaltic allows passengers to take on a free cabin bag as well as a personal item as long as it weighs under 8kgs. Passengers can up that limit to 12kg with a heavy cabin bag fee of €9 and checked baggage fees start at €19.99.  

Earlier in the week, the carrier took delivery of its 16th Airbus A220 aircraft, registration YL-AAP, the first Airbus A220-300 received this year and seven more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2 350 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 23 708 flights and flown over 62 041 block hours.

Since the launch operations on December 14, 2016, airBaltic Airbus A220-300’s have been in more than 35 countries and landed in over 70 airports. Most often airBaltic flies its Airbus A220-300’s to Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, London and Barcelona.

The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and staff. This aircraft offers an excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and much more. The new aircraft is also considerably quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

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