Provisional data show that in August 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried more than 380 000 passengers or roughly 20% more than in the same period of 2016. For the third month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the three summer months, airBaltic has transported a total of more than 1 150 000 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Such a strong summer would not have been possible without the addition of seven brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. They have outperformed our expectations. Last week, for example, our latest addition to the fleet, YL-CSG, spent 100 hours in the air, which is a global C Series record.”
“When we worked on the Horizon 2021 business plan a few years ago, we set rather high ambitions for the airline. Still, we never expected to see such rapid growth such early. We hope to finish 2017 with excellent results, as our winter sales look rather promising as well,” Gauss noted.
Thus far, airBaltic has completed more than 3 527 scheduled flights and flown over 9 319 block hours with the brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. As of now already every fourth passenger of airBaltic is flying CS300.
For the summer season of 2018 airBaltic has added Malaga (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Split (Croatia), Bordeaux (France) and Gdansk (Poland).