airBaltic and SWISS enter codeshare agreement

An airbaltic aircraft preparing for departure in overcast evening conditions.
Kārlis Dambrāns from Latvia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

airBaltic, the flag carrier of Latvia, has announced a new codeshare partnership with SWISS International Air Lines (SWISS) effective from 31 January 2024.

This collaboration aims to enhance traveler convenience and flexibility when journeying between Switzerland and Latvia.

SWISS Code Zurich-Riga

SWISS will place its code on airBaltic-operated flights between Zurich and Riga, allowing its passengers seamless connections to airBaltic’s extensive network of over 100 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region.

Conversely, airBaltic customers gain access to SWISS’s global network, including destinations in North and South America, Asia, and Africa.

The partnership operates beyond the direct Zurich-Riga route, extending to connecting flights before or after. This opens up a wider range of travel options and schedules for both airlines’ passengers.


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A Swiss Airlines Boeing 777 on approach to land.
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Martin Gauss, the President and CEO of airBaltic, expresses his enthusiasm about this collaboration. Gauss believes that this codeshare agreement will significantly benefit customers, streamlining their travels between Switzerland and Riga, the home base of airBaltic in Latvia.

“We are thrilled to partner with SWISS, a renowned premium airline,” said Martin Gauss. “This agreement strengthens our commitment to providing convenient and efficient air travel between Switzerland and Latvia, our home base.”

About airBaltic

Founded in 1995, airBaltic is a leading European airline known for its innovative services and modern fleet. As a regional powerhouse, the airline operates over 100 routes from its hubs in Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere.

airBaltic boasts a young fleet of 46 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, recognized for its fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.

airBaltic’s dedication to excellence has been recognized through numerous awards. Notably, Skytrax named airBaltic the Best Airline in its region for two consecutive years, and IATA acknowledged its commitment to diversity and inclusion through a dedicated award.

Most recently, APEX Passenger Choice Awards honored airBaltic’s Best Cabin Service in Europe.


Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is the national airline of Switzerland, based in Basel and operating out of its hubs at Zurich Airport and Geneva Airport. Founded in 2002, SWISS is known for its high-quality service, modern fleet, and focus on sustainability.

The national flag carrier flies to over 100 destinations in 50 countries worldwide, including major cities in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.

SWISS operates a modern fleet of over 90 aircraft, including Airbus A330s, A320s, and Boeing 777s.

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