AirBaltic, the national airline of Latvia, has unveiled its largest ever expansion of routes, consisting of 20 additional destinations that will be accessible from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere during the upcoming summer season in 2023.
On April 2, 2023, the first of these novel routes, flying from Riga (RIX) to Istanbul (IST), Turkey, took off, operating four times per week. The new services being introduced include a RIX to Belgrade (BEG) route, which will mark the carrier’s return to the capital of Serbia after a hiatus of 12 years.
New routes from Baltic countries
From Tallinn (TLL), the airline has introduced flights to Split (SPU), Rhodes (RHO), Dubrovnik (DBV), and Heraklion (HER).
Vilnius (VNO) will also have new routes to Malaga (AGP), Palma (PMI), Nice (NCE), and Heraklion, Crete (HER). Additionally, AirBaltic will operate flights from Tampere (TMP) to Milan (MXP) and NCE. The complete list of new routes can be found on their website.
AirBaltic has a fleet of 39 A220-300s, providing direct flights to over 70 destinations and connections to various locations throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Middle East.
Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic said, “The opening of these 20 new summer destinations will provide our passengers with even more options when it comes to seamless travel experience.
“We continue to be committed to our home cities in the Baltics and improving connectivity to and from the region. Also, we are glad to expand airBaltic offering for this summer season both with new route additions and increased flight frequencies on our existing leisure and city break routes.”
Air Baltic has also revealed that it will be introducing new in-flight connectivity. The carrier has opted to utilize SpaceX’s Starlink service to deliver internet access to its Airbus A220-300 fleet. This means that all airBaltic passengers will be able to access free, high-speed satellite internet on every flight.
Our 2023 Summer Season is here with 20 new destinations ✈️ Take a look at the grand opening event at @Riga_Airport and our new routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere! Which destination is calling your name? 📍 Get ready to explore our new routes: https://t.co/2Pb6vovTLM pic.twitter.com/DQnIpIjEeo
— airBaltic (@airBaltic) April 4, 2023