Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has on April 15 launched a new direct service connecting Riga and Hannover, Germany. The carrier will see the flights being operated between the cities twice weekly.
The route serves as a part of airBaltic’s extensive summer 2023 destination chart, which covers flights from a total of four airBaltic bases.
Already in the network, airBaltic flights to Istanbul have started, and the Hannover service comes in second of the service.
Germany in sight
airBaltic has on April 15 inaugurated their latest service between the cities of Riga, Latvia and Hannover, Germany. airBaltic departed with the airframe of YL-ABC, a 1.7-year-old Airbus A220-300, at 12:21 local Riga time, arriving in Hannover (HAJ) just 1:30hrs later at 12:51 local time.
With the inauguration of the service completed, airBaltic has now covered the second route of many in their recently announced summer season 2023 schedule.
The first service scheduled to launch in the program was their service to Istanbul, which commenced on the second day of the month, April 2.
The launch of the Riga – Hannover service also becomes the last route to be inaugurated in the month of April, with the rest of the routes set to commence in the beginning through the middle of May.
The Summer Destinations
As mentioned and as previously covered by AviationSource, airBaltic recently announced an extensive route network for their summer 2023 program – An extensive route network covering all four of airBaltic’s hubs of Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere – Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland.
The routes found in the network are as follows:
- FROM RIGA
- Istanbul – 4 flights weekly from April 2 – Started
- Hannover – 2 flights weekly from April 15 – Started
- Bucharest – 3 flights weekly from May 1.
- Porto – 2 flights weekly from May 1.
- Burgas – 2 flights weekly from May 2.
- Bilbao – 2 flights weekly from May 4.
- Tivat – 2 flights weekly from May 4.
- Yerevan – 2 flights weekly from May 16.
- Belgrade – 2 flights weekly from May 16.
- Baku – 2 flights weekly from May 17.
- FROM TALLINN
- Split – 2 flights weekly from May 1.
- Rhodes – 2 flights weekly from May 1.
- Dubrovnik – 2 flights weekly from May 2.
- Heraklion – 2 flights weekly from May 3.
- FROM VILNIUS
- Malaga – 2 flights weekly from May 2.
- Palma de Mallorca – 2 flights weekly from May 2.
- Nice – 2 flights weekly from May 3.
- Heraklion – 2 flights weekly from May 4.
- FROM TAMPERE
- Nice – 2 flights weekly from May 2.
- Milan – 2 flights weekly from May 4.
On the season launch earlier this month, Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic stated the following: “The opening of these 20 new summer destinations will provide our passengers with even more options when it comes to the seamless travel experience.”
“We continue to be committed to our home cities in the Baltics and improving connectivity to and from the region.”
“Also, we are glad to expand airBaltic offering for this summer season both with new route additions and increased flight frequencies on our existing leisure and city break routes,” he concluded.