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"airBaltic" to increase number of flights during winter season

26.09.2012

On October 28, national airline "airBaltic" will enter the winter season with an increased number of flights in its network.

On October 28, national airline "airBaltic" will enter the winter season with an increased number of flights in its network.

"airBaltic" CEO Martin Gauss says: "Our robust "airBaltic ReShape" program has helped us to achieve positive results in the high season in summer. Our winter flight program has been very carefully considered, to preserve what we achieved in the summer, while at the same time maintaining and improving a vital air infrastructure for both business and leisure travelers to and from Riga or any other of our destinations."

"airBaltic" has improved its service on the routes where demand and results are strong. Compared to last winter, "airBaltic" offers better connections by growing the number of flights to cities where "airBaltic" passengers can make single day trips.

"Numerous destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Benelux, Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic region, are served multiple times every day, and we have strengthened this service for the coming winter. Major airports and important regional centers in Europe, Scandinavia and CIS will also see flights added for the convenience of our business customer, while leisure travelers will enjoy better service for ski holidays, winter sun, and city breaks," says Gauss By increasing flight frequencies compared to last winter, "airBaltic" will improve its service to both local passengers, and those travelling in transit via Riga to and from 60 destinations in Europe, Middle East, Russia/CIS. "airBaltic" is introducing Budapest as its new year-round destination, adding flights to routes connecting Riga with London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Vienna, Munich, Dusseldorf, Oslo, Bergen, Billund, and boasting a larger family of major airlines as partners that offer convenient code-share flights to and from airports worldwide.

"airBaltic" will increase its Riga- London service to eight weekly flights, up from seven last winter. "airBaltic" will also offer nine weekly flights on the Riga-Paris route, up from seven last winter.

Partnership with "AirFrance" will enable "airBaltic" passengers to reach over 150 destinations worldwide. Riga-Brussels flights will be operated ten times weekly, an increase from eight times the previous winter; "airBaltic's" partnership with Brussels Airlines offers convenient connections with destinations in Africa. "airBaltic" will increase its Riga-Amsterdam service to nine weekly flights, up from seven last winter, and reinforces the partnership with KLM, offering convenient connections with destinations worldwide.

"airBaltic" will increase its Riga-Vienna service to ten weekly flights, up from seven last winter; the flight will be operated in cooperation with "Austrian Airlines". Riga-Munich flights frequency will be increased from seven to ten weekly. "airBaltic" will also offer five weekly flights on the Riga-Dusseldorf route, up from four last winter "airBaltic's" recent partnership with "airberlin" has improved connections between the Baltic region and airports in Germany, Europe and worldwide. "airBaltic" will increase its Riga-Billund service to four weekly flights, up from three last winter. Riga-Bergen flights will be operated four times weekly, as a result of adding one frequency compared to last winter. Riga-Oslo route will be reinforced to offer twenty weekly flights; connections between Norway and the Baltic region will thus be improved to offer 29 weekly flights.

"airBaltic" serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga.

"airBaltic" is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholder is Latvian state with 99.8 percent of stock. The "airBaltic" fleet consists of 32 aircraft - six "Boeing 737-500", eight "Boeing 737-300", ten "Fokker 50" airplanes and eight "Bombardier Q400Next Gen".

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