airBaltic Expands Winter Network with 3 New Routes

An airBaltic Airbus A220 parked on the tarmac.
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airBaltic, the leading Latvian airline, is further strengthening its connectivity from the Baltics with the addition of three new routes for the upcoming winter season starting in late October 2024.

Passengers can now look forward to exploring the stunning scenery of Madeira, Portugal, with direct flights from Riga. This unique destination adds a touch of leisure paradise to airBaltic’s network.

Additionally, new connections from Tallinn and Vilnius to Kittilä, Finland, and Oslo Torp, Norway, cater to both business and leisure travelers seeking winter adventures.

New Route Additions

Three new routes will be added to the carrier’s network:

  • Riga (Latvia) – Madeira (Portugal): Discover the unique beauty of Madeira with its stunning scenery and captivating nature. This new addition offers a fantastic leisure travel option.
  • Tallinn (Estonia) – Kittilä (Finland): This route caters to both leisure and business travelers, providing convenient access to Kittilä, a popular destination.
  • Vilnius (Lithuania) – Oslo Torp (Norway): Enhance your travel options with a new direct connection between Vilnius and Oslo Torp, ideal for business or pleasure.

“We’re thrilled to announce these new routes, further expanding our network from the Baltic states,” said Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic.

“Madeira offers a truly unique leisure experience, while the connections to Kittilä and Oslo cater to both business and leisure travelers. We remain committed to enhancing global connectivity from the region.”

An airBaltic Airbus climbs into a blue sky.
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Increased Flight Frequencies

airBaltic continuously evaluates the market and strives to improve connections to and from the Baltics.

This winter season promises a record-breaking number of routes from Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius. Passengers will benefit from increased flight frequencies to popular destinations like Stockholm, Prague, Tampere, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Gran Canaria, Paris, Berlin, and more.

Additionally, seasonal routes like Riga-Ljubljana, Riga-Baku, Tallinn-Malta, Vilnius-Lisbon, and Vilnius-Hamburg will continue to operate throughout winter.

Network Operations

All new routes will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A220-300, renowned for its exceptional fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.

The airBaltic fleet consists of 47 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, making it one of the youngest fleets in Europe.

Passengers can expect wider seats, larger windows, ample hand luggage space, improved lavatories, and an overall enhanced travel experience.

An airBaltic Airbus A220 on the taxiway.
Photo Credit: airBaltic

airBaltic boasts an extensive network of over 130 routes, connecting passengers from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Tampere, and seasonal destinations.

These include Gran Canaria and a wide range of destinations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region.

About airBaltic

airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.97% of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.03%. 

The carrier offers connections to more than 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region.

The airline has received several international awards for excellence, innovative services and significant achievements. 

Skytrax has awarded airBaltic two years in a row as the best airline in its region. Additionally, in 2022, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded airBaltic the Diversity and Inclusion Team Award.

In 2023 the airline received the APEX Passenger Choice Award of Best Cabin Service in Europe.

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