Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Latvian airline airBaltic achieved +10% passenger growth in 2016, and is set to accelerate its growth with +16% of additional tickets or seats on sale in 2017 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic Martin Gauss: “We are proud that 2016 was a successful year for airBaltic and we are off to a very good start in 2017, with at least 10 additional destinations on our route map, the introduction of the world’s most modern aircraft CS300, and a growing family of customers.
“In 2016, airBaltic carried 2,891,365 passengers or +10% more that a year earlier throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the year 2016 the airline operated 43,872 flights or +2% more than in 2015. The load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, grew to 74%, or +3% points compared to a year earlier.
For the next summer season, starting on March 26, 2017, airBaltic will introduce at least 10 additional routes and +16% more tickets on sale in 2017, thus improving connections to the Baltic region.airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.