Posted on: 29 January 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
As of the end of April 2018 the Latvian airline, airBaltic, will launch a new seasonal route between Riga in Latvia and Almaty in Kazakhstan.
The new service, which will operate three times a week on a Bombardier CS300, will offer convenient travel connections for travellers from the Baltics and Kazakhstan to airBaltic’s extensive network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Middle East.
“We are now the first Northern European airline to launch direct flights to Almaty, which is a vibrant city in the heart of Kazakhstan” said Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic. He went on to say that with a flight time of five hours and 15 minutes, the Riga – Almaty service will be the second longest flight on the airline’s network. He also expressed his delight at being able “to offer our European passengers a new and exciting destination in CIS as well as to improve connectivity between the Baltics, Europe and Scandinavia for travellers from Kazakhstan.