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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…

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…

Wizz Air Announces New Routes and Base Expansion

While many airlines are cutting routes and jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic, some airlines are taking alternative actions. Across the world, low-cost and ultra-low-cost carriers have been attempting to take advantage of changing times. Wizz Air is one of those airlines, having announced numerous expansions over the past few…

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…