Thursday, 9 January 2020

airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg from April

Named after Peter the Great’s wife Catherine, the 4th biggest city in Russia – Yekaterinburg – has always been a prosperous place attracting savvy business people and investors, and yet it is a great destination for holiday-makers too!

The Latvian government-funded airline airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on April 1, 2020. The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia to airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We are delighted to add Yekaterinburg as the 14th new destination to our summer 2020 route map. Every year more than half of all passengers from Russia are choosing Riga as transfer hub to over 70 destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East served by airBaltic. By launching flights from Riga to Yekaterinburg, we are offering one additional gateway between Europe and Russia and vice versa.”

You will find Yekaterinburg a vibrant city with a great dose of culture and energy, not to mention the excellent local cuisine and real Russian banya. And an impressive nature playground, as the city is located in the heart of Ural Mountains!

Fly to Yekaterinburg twice a week starting from April 1.

Destination servedFlight frequencyStart datePrice*, BasicPrice*, PremiumPrice*, Business
Riga–Yekaterinburg2 flights weeklyApril 1, 202099 EUR189 EUR589 EUR
*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, on, subject to availability.

The heart of the Ural region – Yekaterinburg – plays one of the main roles in Russia’s history and is a great starting point for exploring the Ural Mountains. Book cheap flights to Yekaterinburg to enjoy classic Russian cuisine, relax your body and soul in one of many traditional bathhouses and stand on the border of two entire continents – Europe and Asia.

In Yekaterinburg, the fourth biggest city in Russia, exceptional nature meets busy streets, urban art mixes with historical buildings and traditions are challenged by modernity. Most highlights of the city are located in the historic centre (follow the 6.5km Red Line trail to see them all!), but, if you’re more interested in exploring the beauty of Ural Mountains, take a day trip to one of many nature parks nearby.

airBaltic will fly from Riga to Yekaterinburg two times weekly. Passengers will board the Airbus A220-300 aircraft for a flight that will last approximately three hours and five minutes. One-way ticket price starts at 99 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs.

Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre Hotel

Mid-scale hotel for business or family trips

Novotel Yekaterinburg is located in the central part of the Urals capital. The river embankment is a 5-minute walk away, and walking to the Yeltsin Center will take half an hour. The embassies of the UK, Czech Republic, and Hungary, as well as many business centres, are in close proximity. Skyscraper Vysotsky with an observation deck at an altitude of 186 meters has a panoramic restaurant.

The hotel is suitable for tourists visiting Yekaterinburg and business travellers. There are 5 meeting rooms. The gym, hammam, and dinner at the Olive Lounge restaurant will help you gain strength.

From breakfast to lunch, dinner or a tasty little snack, Novotel provides balanced choices and à la carte service 24/7 at all its hotels. At Novotel, you can count on enjoying a relaxing meal in a friendly, stylish setting.

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