airBaltic offers new service – heavy cabin baggage

  • 2019-03-13
  • TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian airline airBaltic is further improving the flying experience of its passengers by offering new, convenient service. Now airBaltic passengers can purchase additional weight of four kilograms for their free cabin baggage allowance for a price starting at EUR 8.99. By using the service, the total cabin bag allowance can reach a total weight of up to 12 kilograms.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Extra cabin baggage weight is an innovative product that isn’t offered among most other airlines. We constantly monitor passenger travel habits, which have clearly shown there is a demand for such a service. It addresses those passengers, who need more than eight kilograms, but are reluctant to purchase checked baggage.”

To evaluate the new service, for data collection purposes airBaltic also weighed cabin baggage of over 2000 of its passengers. On select routes the proportion of overweight cabin baggage reached 15%, clearly showing that a proportion of passengers require additional weight.

All Economy class passengers of airBaltic will still be allowed to carry on board one cabin bag (55x40x23 cm) and one personal item (30x40x10 cm) with a total weight of eight kilograms free or charge. In case a passenger purchases extra cabin baggage weight, the cabin bag still may not exceed 55x40x23 cm dimensions. The service is available only on flights operated by airBaltic. It is possible to purchase the service on company’s website up until an hour before the departure as well as by contacting our call centre or travel agencies. At the airport, the passenger must be able to provide a booking confirmation or invoice if requested by the gate agent.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In summer 2019, airBaltic will introduce launch new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as Kos and Menorca.