airBaltic carrier to open new direct route from Riga to Marrakesh on Monday

  • 2022-10-27
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia's national carrier airBaltic will open a new winter season route from Riga to Marrakesh, LETA was told at the company. 

This will be the airline's first long-haul destination on the African continent.

The new route will be opened with a ceremony on October 31 at Riga Airport's Boarding Gate C7. 

In 2021, airBaltic carried 1.628 million passengers, which is by 21.4 percent more than during the first year of Covid-19 pandemic or 2020.

The Latvian state currently owns 97.97 percent in airBaltic, and a 2.03 percent stake in the airline belongs to Aircraft Leasing 1, a company owned by Danish businessman Lars Thuesen.