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An airBaltic Airbus A220-300 departs from Riga. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Poised for Success in Eastern Europe: How Martin Gauss Is Leading airBaltic Through Trying Times

The face I saw entering the plane was familiar. He put his belongings on his seat and went to the cockpit to greet the pilots. That's when I asked if he was who I thought I was — and the answer was yes. It was. Quite a coincidence, as I was myself preparing to interview him four hours after that. CEO of Riga, Latvia-based airBaltic, Martin Gauss was returning to the headquarters after a weekend off. He sat down across…

British Airways Expands European Network as Leisure Heads to Heathrow

British Airways has announced that it will be launching four new short-haul routes to Eastern Europe. The summer routes will begin in July, and all operate from the airline's London Heathrow home. The first of the flag carrier's new flights is on July 1 to Wroclaw. The other three services…

airBaltic Resumes Flights, Plots Course to Cut Future Losses

While many major U.S. carriers have announced unique new routes in recent weeks, one European carrier is occupied with resuming flights from one of its major Baltic hubs. Latvia’s national carrier, airBaltic, is continuing its recovery plan by officially announcing flight resumptions between Riga, Latvia and nine major European cities…

airBaltic Defers Airbus A220 Deliveries

Latvian airline airBaltic announced on Thursday that they had agreed with Airbus to take delivery of 28 A220-300s by early 2024. In mid-April, the airline's outstanding Airbus A220 orders were postponed to 2023. With the new agreement, airBaltic gained an extra year to implement its fleet plans in the wake…

Air Baltic Unveils State-of-the-Art Airbus A220 Simulator for Pilot Training

Air Baltic on Tuesday unveiled the newest addition to its fleet, an Airbus A220 simulator. Installed at the airline’s training center in Riga, Latvia, the full-motion simulator features the latest simulator technology that will aid Air Baltic’s pilots when training on the type. [caption id="attachment_38430" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Air Baltic's new…

Photo: AirBaltic Celebrates Baltic Way Anniversary with Special Airbus A220…

AirBaltic on Thursday celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, one of the world's largest peaceful demonstrations that united the Baltic countries of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania against the Soviet Union in 1989, with an event at its hub in Riga. In commemoration of the event which saw the…

Photo: AirBaltic Celebrates Baltic Way Anniversary with Special Airbus A220…

AirBaltic on Thursday celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way, one of the world's largest peaceful demonstrations that united the Baltic countries of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania against the Soviet Union in 1989, with an event at its hub in Riga. In commemoration of the event which saw the…