airBaltic Passenger Numbers Rise 19%, More Growth Enroute

airBaltic Passenger Numbers Rise 19%, More Growth Enroute
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Passenger numbers at airBaltic rose 19% in February, with plenty more growth opportunities on the way.

The Latvian carrier has been making significant gains in the last few months, with this expected to continue.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Figures for airBaltic…


airBaltic Passenger Numbers Rise 19%, More Growth Enroute
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airBaltic handled 277,800 passengers in February 2024, representing a 19% increase compared to the same period last year.

2,840 flights were operated by the airline, which is also an 11% increase year-on-year.

Commenting on the results was Martin Gauss, the CEO & President of the Latvian carrier:

“During the first two months of 2024, we have carried more than half a million passengers, confirming our position as the preferred airline in the Baltic States.”

“This year, our focus is on expanding our fleet and destinations to offer passengers a wide range of travel options, which is attracting significant interest from travelers.”

“With more than 130 routes in operation, we are connecting our home bases to the globe more extensively than ever before.”

Expansion in the Summer On The Way…


airBaltic Passenger Numbers Rise 19%, More Growth Enroute
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With such increases in mind, this is allowing airBaltic to expand further as we approach the Summer 2024 season.

During the upcoming busy period, 15 new routes will be opened up:

  • Seven new routes from Latvia.
  • Three new routes from Estonia.
  • Four new routes from Lithuania.
  • One new route from Tampere.

airBaltic will be expanding frequencies on flights to Rome, Prague & Palanga from Riga.

Furthermore, flights to Paris, Munich & Tallinn will also be increased from Vilnius.

Such expansion out of Vilnius comes following new routes to Hamburg & Lisbon announced from the Lithuanian airport.

This will enable airBaltic to push well beyond the over 270,000 passengers it handled last month.

Overall…


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In conclusion, airBaltic is going full steam ahead when it comes to overall route growth.

Following it’s strong profit for 2023, the Latvian carrier is wanting to capitalise on this as much as possible.

All eyes will be on the carrier to see how they perform throughout 2024, as well as whether they will increase such profits.

But for now, in the Baltic States, it is all to play for as the airline seeks success at the top level.

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