The Latvian national airline airBaltic plans to serve more destinations in the next winter season and offer additional flights, to improve connections for travelers flying via North Hub Riga to and from over 70 destinations in Europe, CIS and the Middle East.

Tero Taskila, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “In 2009, airBaltic made 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. Compared to last winter, eleven new routes are 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 to and from Europe, CIS and the Middle East.”

Comparing to the schedule of the previous 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). Furthermore, airBaltic will operate new direct flights Tampere-Kittila, Tampere-Rovaniemi, Vaasa-Umea, Tallinn-Vilnius.

In addition, airBaltic plans to increase flight frequency on several routes compared to the previous winter season. More flights will be operated 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).

airBaltic was acknowledged by for the ANNIES award as the Europe’s largest flag carrier by new routes, operating this summer 27 routes more than in 2009. airBaltic serves more than 70 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From each of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.