airBaltic's continued growth through tthe ecnomic crisis has helped the airline win worldwide recognition.
RIGA - Latvia's national air carrier airBaltic has been nominated one of the worlds top 5 airlines as the company's passenger traffic continues its rapid growth.
The World Low Cost Airlines Congress has nominated five airlines for the Best Low Cost Airline category – airBaltic, Tiger, AirAsia, Ryanair, Spicejet, Air Arabia.
"Successful restructuring and focused management of the airline has earned airBaltic international awards for its achievements as a network carrier. The nomination of airBaltic in the top league of low cost carriers is recognition for our low-cost structure and affordable tickets to passengers," said airBaltic President Bertolt Flick in a statement.
airBaltic has previously received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is also the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business, an award that has the same meaning for airlines as the Oscar award for filmmakers.
The nomination came as airBaltic announced that passenger growth in August 2010 had grown by more than 22% year on year. The air carrier also ran 31% more flights compared to the same month last year.