airBaltic new record – 5 million passengers in 2019

  • 2020-01-16
  • TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian airline airBaltic in 2019 has carried 5 049 317 passengers or 22% more than the year before to its network. It is the highest number of passengers carried in airline’s history.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are reaching new heights and offering better connections to people travelling to and from the Baltics. In 2019, we continued our sustainable growth path and showed strong results that will help us to pave our future path, strengthening our role as the largest carrier in the region.”

“Last year we launched nine new routes, and, by adding more Airbus A220-300 to our fleet, increased the comfort and reliability of our flights. Already now majority of our passengers fly on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft,” Martin Gauss.

In 2019, airBaltic operated a total of 62 748 flights or 12% more than in 2018. The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at a level of 76% in 2019.

In 2020, airBaltic continues its expansion in the Baltics and will launch 14 new routes, including four new direct destinations from Tallinn, Estonia, and five new destinations from Vilnius, Lithuania. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets for the new destinations are already available on the company's website at www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic in brief:

airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is one of the most punctual airlines in the world connecting the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds around 80% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully- owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 38 aircraft – 22 Airbus A220-300s, 4 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year award, while in 2018 and 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business.