AirBaltic Announces 5 New Summer Routes

airBaltic is well on its way to becoming an all-Airbus A220 carrier. The Latvian flag carrier is currently on a roll, in a year that has seen multiple airline casualties. Now, the airline has announced five new routes which will be launched in the summer season of 2020.

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airBaltic is to launch five new routes next summer. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

airBaltic is currently asserting itself as a key player in the Baltic aviation market. As such, for the 2020 summer season, airBaltic has currently planned five new routes. Four of these routes will be to new destinations from Riga, while one will be from Vilnius.

Four Riga destinations

Four of the five new destinations announced by airBaltic will be based out of Riga. Riga is the main home of airBaltic, housing the airline’s HQ and training centre among other things. It is also the location where Simple Flying met with the airline’s CEO earlier this summer for an exclusive interview.

As such, it is not a surprise that the airline’s route expansion will be focused around this hub of Baltic aviation. The new routes from Riga will operate as follows:

  • Riga to Manchester (UK) will operate four times a week starting on March 29th, 2020 with fares starting at just €39.
  • Riga to Bergen (Norway) will operate three times a week starting on March 31st, 2020. Fares on this route will start at just €35.
  • Riga to Trondheim (Norway) will operate two to three times a week starting on April 1st, 2020. These flights will start at just €49.
  • Riga to Yerevan (Armenia) will operate two times per week from the 3rd of May, 2020. Fares on this route will start slightly higher at €99.

One new destination from Vilnius

In addition to the routes from Riga, airBaltic will be launching one additional route from Vilnius in the summer 2020 season. This will see flights departing twice a week to Nice in France. The route to Nice will commence on the 1st of May, 2020, and will cost from as little as €99 for a basic fare, stretching to €529 for a business class ticket.

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airBaltic’s CEO, Martin Gauss, said that the carrier will operate up to 100 flights a day next summer. Photo: Simple Flying

airBaltic’s Cheif Operating Officer, Martin Gauss, was happy to comment on the new routes. He said,

“With the addition of several new exciting destinations, next summer season airBaltic will perform up to 100 daily scheduled flights. We are glad to offer our passengers a larger variety of destinations and further improve connectivity between Baltics and the world.”

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