Posted on: 16 September 2010 by Mark Howells
airBaltic plans to serve more destinations in the next winter season and offer additional flights, to improve connections for travellers flying via North Hub Riga to and from over 70 destinations in Europe, CIS and the Middle East.
“In 2009, airBaltic made a record profit, because we focused on attractive prices and good connections via Riga. We have adjusted our flights to meet the winter demand and seasonal changes,” explained Tero Taskila, the airline’s chief commercial officer. “Compared to last winter, eleven new routes are being added to our network. We will offer almost 10% more flights than last winter; flight frequencies are increased on more than ten routes thus improving connections via Riga.”
Compared with the schedule for the last winter season, airBaltic plans to offer new flights this year from North Hub Riga to Kittila, Vaasa, Kuopio, Rovaniemi in Finland, Amman (Jordan), Beirut (Lebanon), Umea (Sweden). Additionally, airBaltic will operate new direct flights Tampere-Kittila, Tampere-Rovaniemi, Vaasa-Umea, Tallinn-Vilnius.
airBaltic also plans to increase flight frequencies to Bergen (3 times weekly), Stavanger (3 times weekly), Brussels (11 times weekly), Gothenburg (4 times weekly), Kaliningrad (13 times weekly), Helsinki (35 times weekly), Tbilisi (4 times weekly), Vienna (6 times weekly), Zurich (4 times weekly).