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airBaltic Reports Strong June 2024 Traffic

DALLAS – Latvia’s national airline airBaltic (BT) has reported strong passenger growth in June 2024. BT carried 488,200 passengers last month, experiencing a 7% increase in passenger numbers compared to the same period last year. 

Last month saw new passenger records at BT’s bases in Lithuania (VNO) and Estonia (TLL), with significant increases of 15% and 11%, reaching 73,000 and 83,000 passengers respectively. These are the highest passenger numbers ever recorded in June for both of these BT’s bases. Furthermore, BT operated 4,400 flights in June with its fleet of Airbus A220-300 aircraft, representing a 5% increase from June 2023.

“We continue to see a positive trend in passenger numbers, with more people choosing airBaltic as their preferred airline. The launch of 15 new routes at the beginning of the summer flight season in May, including destinations in Southeast Europe, has significantly contributed to this growth. The company’s efforts to enhance connectivity and provide a wide range of travel options are clearly resonating with our passengers,” said Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic.

In June, BT maintained strong operational performance, reflecting the airline's commitment to offering the best connectivity between the Baltics and the rest of the world. With 130 routes operating this year, an all-time high for the airline, and more than 20 codeshare partners, BT is dedicated to ensuring seamless travel experiences for its passengers.

Air Baltic YL-CSK (Lithuanian Flag) Bombardier CSeries CS300. Photo: Lorenzo Giacobbo/Airways

Further Expansion on the Horizon

The Riga (RIX) based carrier will launch several new seasonal routes for the Northern Hemisphere winter, as well as some pop-up services during the coming months. BT will also operate a seasonal base at Gran Canaria (LPA), as part of its plans to expand traffic across the Baltic region. 

“During the upcoming months, we plan to continue expanding our network by launching new pop-up and scheduled flights, continuing operations from our seasonal base in Gran Canaria (LPA), as well as launching direct winter season flights to unique new destinations including Madeira (FNC), Sharm El Sheikh (SSH), Hurghada (HRG) and Innsbruck (INN). These developments as part of our strategy are expected to further boost our traffic across the Baltic region and beyond,” Gauss added.

airBaltic primarily operates from Riga (RIX), Tallinn (TLL), Vilnius (VNO), Tampere (TMP), and seasonally, Gran Canaria (LPA). The carrier thus offers connections to a wide range of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region.

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