''The residents of Apulia and the surrounding regions will now enjoy convenient connections to northern and eastern European airports like Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St.Petersburg, Moscow and many others. As a city on the Adriatic coast, Bari will also attract visitors from the Baltics, Scandinavia and Russia,'' Tero Taskila, chief commercial cfficer at ''airBaltic'', points out.
Domenico Di Paola, CEO of Apulian Airports: ''I am happy that for the first time Bari and Apulia are directly linked with the Baltic States. The importance of the new service lies in the significantly improved connections to Scandinavia, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. I am looking forward to positive market response from the residents of Bari and Apulia to fly this route and support it in the long term.''
''airBaltic'' will fly from Riga to Bari once a week on Saturdays. Passengers will board a ''Boeing 737'' aircraft for a flight that will last for two hours and 55 minutes.
''airBaltic'' serves 80 destinations from its home base at Riga. From every one of these, ''airBaltic'' offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Middle East.