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airBaltic launches Riga–Gothenburg route

2014-01-23, kl. 13:32

The Latvian airline airBaltic is launching service between Riga and Gothenburg on April 14, 2014. The route offers a convenient connection between the two cities as well as to other cities in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and other former Soviet republics.

“We are really pleased to welcome airBaltic to Göteborg Landvetter Airport. It is very important to our region to have a good connection to Riga and to a network that enables travel to other destinations in the Baltic countries, Russia and other former Soviet republics,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

Martin Gauss, chief  executive officer at airBaltic, notes, “We are very pleased that our modern fleet can offer our customers better service, especially with departures when demand is greatest. During the summer, we will discontinue the Riga–Kaunas route because of weaker demand. That means additional aircraft will be available, which allows us to launch the Riga–Gothenburg route for our customers travelling between the two cities and on to destinations such as Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Kiev, Moscow and Istanbul.”

There will be departures from Riga to Gothenburg four days a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. There will be departures from Gothenburg to Riga on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. airBaltic’s passengers will fly on a Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft with a flying time of one hour and 40 minutes. Prices for a one-way ticket will start at 49 euro and include airport charges and transaction costs. A complete timetable of flights is available on the airline’s website at www.airbaltic.com

Last year, airBaltic launched a system that allows passengers to order food in advance. Customers choose what they want using the airline’s virtual food tray, thus creating their own menu on board. The system allows passengers full control over their meals based on their preferences in terms of diet, allergies and religion. For more information about this, go to www.airbalticmeal.com

airBaltic flies to 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. The carrier also offers connections via North Hub Riga to its network in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, other former Soviet republics and the Middle East.