airBaltic Adds 3 New Routes to its Winter Schedule

An airBaltic Airbus A220 parked on the tarmac.
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airBaltic, the leading Latvian airline, has announced exciting additions to its upcoming winter schedule. Three new routes will take flight from Riga (Latvia): Innsbruck (Austria), Hurghada (Egypt), and Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).

The crisp air and shorter days of winter signal a change in travel plans for many. To cater to this seasonal shift, airBaltic, the leading Latvian airline, has announced exciting additions to its upcoming winter schedule.

Three new routes will take flight from Riga (Latvia): Innsbruck (Austria), Hurghada (Egypt), and Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).

New Gateway to Winter Sports

Ski enthusiasts rejoice! Starting December 22nd, airBaltic will offer weekly flights to Innsbruck, Austria, on Sundays.

Nestled amidst breath-taking scenery, Innsbruck is a dream destination for winter sports lovers.

It is located near world-renowned ski resorts like St. Anton, Ischgl, and the Stubai Glacier. Innsbruck provides easy access to a variety of ski slopes and winter activities.

This exciting new route marks airBaltic’s third destination in Austria. It joins Vienna and Salzburg, giving travelers even more options for their winter getaways.

An airBaltic A220 is marshalled to the parking bay.
Photo Credit: airBaltic

Escape the Cold to Egypt

For those seeking a sun-drenched escape from the winter chill, airBaltic offers a solution. The airline has expanded its scheduled flights to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh. Both destinations are located on Egypt’s stunning Red Sea coast.

Passengers can now escape the cold and explore these vibrant destinations twice a week with airBaltic.

For outdoor lovers, there are pristine beaches, and diving in crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life.

Alternatively, exploring ancient wonders like the pyramids ensures Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh offer something for everyone.

Passengers can choose between comfortable Economy Class or indulge in the perks of Business Class.

This expansion strengthens airBaltic’s partnership with TezTour, a leading tour operator. They offer travelers a carefully curated selection of packages to explore the best of Egypt.

airBaltic CEO Comments

“We are committed to expanding our network and enhancing connectivity based on market trends and passenger demand,” said Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic.

“These new winter routes cater to both the winter sports enthusiast and those seeking a warm-weather escape.”

“The addition of Innsbruck as a convenient gateway to top ski resorts in Austria, along with increased service to popular destinations in Egypt. This demonstrates our dedication to providing diverse travel options for our passengers.”

By strategically expanding its network, airBaltic continues to solidify its position as a leader in regional aviation.

The airline currently operates over 130 routes from its hubs in Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere. It provides a seasonal service to Gran Canaria.

This vast network offers seamless connections across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region.

About airBaltic

Established in 1995, airBaltic is a joint-stock company with the Latvian state holding a majority stake (97.97%).

The airline boasts a young and modern fleet of 47 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, renowned for their fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.

airBaltic’s dedication to excellence and innovation has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards. Skytrax named the airline “Best Airline in its Region” two consecutive years.

Additionally, airBaltic received the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Team Award in 2022 for its progressive workplace practices.

Furthermore, in 2023, the airline was awarded the APEX Passenger Choice Award for Best Cabin Service in Europe. This honors its focus on providing a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.


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