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…