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airBaltic Number of Passengers Increases by 20%

June 19, 2017

The following is a press release from airBaltic:

Riga. In May 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 316 915 passengers or 20% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the first five months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 193 243 passengers.

In May the airline operated 4 532 flights, which is a 14% increase compared to the same period of 2016. During the first five months of 2017 the airline has operated a total of 18 735 flights.

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 75% in May, 2017. During the first five months of 2017, airBaltic load factor was at a level of 71%.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic reached a level of 89,6% in May, 2017. This means that more than 89 of every 100 airBaltic flights in May departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

This summer, airBaltic adds 13 new routes to its network, including destinations like Madrid, Geneva, Aberdeen, Tampere, Stavanger, Gothenburg, Kazan, Catania and Liepaja.

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, the CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.

airBaltic photos: http://www.airbaltic.com/public/downloads.html

airBaltic in brief:

airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is one of the world’s most punctual airlines connecting the Baltic region with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 28 aircraft – 5 Bombardier CS300, 11 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally for two years running in 2014 and 2015.

For further information, please contact:

Alise Briede

Head of Corporate Communications

A/S Air Baltic Corporation

Marupes reg.

Tehnikas street 3

Riga International Airport 

LV-1053 Riga, Latvia 

E-mail: pr@airbaltic.lv

Tel. (+371) 6720 7726

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