Air Baltic Corporation, known as airBaltic, was established in 1995. The major shareholders include the Latvian state, with just over 52% of shares, and Baltijas aviacijas sistemas SIA, with just under 50%. Currently, airBaltic operates direct flights out of the two Baltic State capitals – Riga in Latvia, and Vilnius in Lithuania. In 2008, airBaltic carried almost three million passengers.
From Riga Airport airBaltic offers direct flights to over 70 destinations including many European cities such as Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Russia, and London. From Vilnius Airport airBaltic fly direct to Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Paris, Riga, Rome and Tallinn. The number of employees is also substantial – airBaltic now employs close to 1,000 staff members.
Regular cheap flights from airBaltic depart from Riga and Vilnius to London Gatwick. The airBaltic fleet is currently made up of mainly Boeing and Fokker-50 aircraft.
Online check-in is available at a cost of €5. At London Gatwick passengers are advised to check in two hours before departure. The desk closes 45 minutes before take-off.
Hand Baggage in Economy is limited to one piece up to 8kg. Checked in baggage for Business class is three pieces up to 30kg free of charge and one piece up to 20kg in Economy with a charge of €15 is permitted.
The latest airBaltic information reveals that airBaltic flights offer a seat pitch of between 30 to 32 inches across the aircraft.
Frequent Flyer Programme
EuroBonus is the frequent-flyer programme operated by airBaltic. Passengers can accumulate miles and bonus points to spend on flights, hotel stays, car rentals and duty free items.
airBaltic now transports over 250,000 passengers each month and is proud of its 15-minute flight punctuality indicator. airBaltic have measure that 80 out of every 100 airBaltic flights depart on time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.