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airBaltic Launches New Dublin to Riga Service

airBaltic Launches New Dublin to Riga Service

Dublin Airport has welcomed the launch of airBaltic’s four times weekly summer service to Riga. The airline will operate its new service with an Airbus A220-300.

At the route launch were (above) the Latvian Ambassador to Ireland, Janis Silis; the Irish Ambassador to Latvia, Jim Hennessy; airBaltic Head of Communications Alise Briede; airBaltic Chief Executive, Martin Gauss; and Dublin Airport Senior Vice President, Aviation Business Development, Jon Woolf.

“We are delighted to welcome airBaltic back to Dublin Airport re-establishing the connection between our two capital cities,” said Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport. “Riga is a beautiful city steeped in history and culture and its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only can passengers now fly direct to Riga, they can also connect there to a range of destinations such as Tallinn, Vilinius, Russia and the Middle East.”

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive, airBaltic, said: “Riga is a dynamic city and the key business centre of the Baltic states. We are excited to connect Dublin and Riga as it opens up connections not only to Latvia but also to our wider home region with Tallinn and Vilnius, as well as many destinations in Scandinavia, the CIS and Middle East.”

According to the financial results for 2018, for the first time in the company’s history airBaltic has achieved EUR 400 million revenue, while the net income has grown by more than 40% compared to 2017, reaching EUR 5.4 million.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network across Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.

The airline is one of 23 new routes and services starting at Dublin Airport this summer.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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