airBaltic adds new leisure destinations to its network

One of airBaltic’s Airbus A220 aircraft in a special livery. Photo: © Kārlis Dambrāns

Latvian airline airBaltic has announced that it will add two new leisure destinations to its network for the summer season of 2019.

Starting in May, airBaltic will start scheduled flights to the Mediterranean islands of Kos and Menorca.

Demand for sunny leisure destinations is growing, and it is vital for us to have a great offer in place. By adding flights to Kos and Menorca, this summer our passengers will be able to choose among eight different Mediterranean islands among dozens of other sunny destinations across Europe and beyond. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic

Flights to both destinations will be operated once a week by Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

Latvia’s flag-carrier will launch at least 8 new routes this year. Last year, the airline announced new direct routes from Riga to Stuttgart and Lviv, which will both begin this year. The route to Stuttgart will be operated by A220-300s, whereas the new service to Lviv is scheduled to be operated by Dash 8 turboprop aircraft. airBaltic currently serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.

The airline’s current fleet consists of 34 aircraft; 14 Airbus A220-300, eight Boeing 737 and twelve Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. airBaltic has 36 more Airbus A220, plus an additional 30 purchase options for the aircraft type on order.

Read more: airBaltic to relaunch scheduled flights between Riga and Dublin in March 2019