airBaltic suspends flights to and from Tel Aviv until year end

  • 2023-10-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian airline airBaltic announces that due to the uncertainty related to the current situation in Israel, all airBaltic flights to and from Tel Aviv have been canceled until January 1, 2024, LETA learned from the airline.

The company said that safety and security of passengers, employees and flights is the main priority of airBaltic. The airline remains in close contact with national and international authorities. Thus, the company is flexible and ready to adjust its flight schedule as necessary.

airBaltic invites all affected passengers to check their bookings on the airline’s webpage for a refund or contact airBaltic Call Centre for other possible changes by calling at +371 6700 6006.

As reported, Palestinian terrorist group Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, killing more than 1,400 people and taking around 200 hostages. Israel responded with a declaration of war against Hamas, followed by air strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing at least 3,400 Palestinians and injuring thousands of others.

In 2022 airBaltic turned over EUR 500.17 million, up 2.5 times from a year before, and the company's loss reduced 2.5 times to EUR 54.2 million.

airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.97 percent of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.03 percent.