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AirBaltic serves over 3.5m passengers in 2017

RIGA, January 16, 2018

Latvian airline airBaltic carried a total of 3.5 million passengers in 2017, 22 per cent more than last year, making it the highest number of passengers carried in the airline’s history.

Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic, said: “2017 was an outstanding year for airBaltic. We launched 13 new destinations, introduced seven brand-new Bombardier CS300 aircraft and became the most punctual airline globally. During the second half of the year we beat our passenger records each month. Our team has done a fantastic job in making sure everything runs smoothly.”

“Now airBaltic is off to a very good start for 2018. This year we will offer our passengers an even greater choice of convenient travel opportunities with at least eight new destinations added to our route map. We will continue the sustainable growth path and good operational results envisaged by our business plan Horizon 2021,” Gauss added.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at a level of 76 per cent in 2017, which is a 2.0 percentage points more than in 2016. In 2017, airBaltic operated a total of 50,093 flights.

The regularity of airBaltic reached 99.43 per cent in 2017, exceeding the company’s internal target. That means that the airline operated more than 99 out of every 100 scheduled flights last year.

On January 3, 2018, airBaltic was ranked No. 1 globally in punctuality in 2017 by OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of over 50 million flight records. AirBaltic has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past four consecutive years.

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. - TradeArabia News Service

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