Posted on: 03 January 2011 by Mark Howells
On 31 January, airBaltic will add a second daily flight from both the Finnish cities of Turku and Oulu on routes to Riga, creating better connections for passengers travelling via the airline’s hub to the Middle East and Russia/CIS destinations.
Tero Taskila, chief commercial officer of airBaltic, noted, “Turku is the European Capital of Culture in 2011 and has received a lot of global recognition. The afternoon flight is a new opportunity for travellers to connect to Turku. Furthermore, the residents of Turku and Oulu will enjoy optimal connections to all our exciting warm destinations for winter, such as Amman, Beirut, Tel Aviv and Dubai.”
airBaltic will thus fly from Turku to Riga up to twice daily, with passengers boarding a Fokker 50 for a flight lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes. Oulu–Riga will also be served up to twice a day. The flight, again using a Fokker 50 will last for 3 hours and 10 minutes.