Highlight on AirBaltic Airlines
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The history of AirBaltic began when there was only domestic air traffic within the Soviet block, and only 2.2 million passengers flew annually within the USSR. And after 1990, passenger count dropped significantly, to only 1,000 per month. It stayed at approximately that level for the next decade.
But that has changed. AirBaltic has now built that number up to 25,000 passengers per month. The airline also has evolved from providing only point-to-point service to developing the city of Riga as a hub to link service both within Latvia and to the CIS and other countries in the Baltic area. Just four years ago, only 12 percent of passengers were transfer passengers; now that number is approximately 70 percent.
AirBaltic flies Boeing, Bombardier and Fokker aircraft. The fleet of 34 planes is as follows: 2 Boeing 757-200; 6 Boeing 737-500; 8 Boeing 737-300; 8 Bombarier Q-400 NextGen; and 10 Fokker 50.
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