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airBaltic to launch flights to Rhodes

BC, Riga, 29.07.2020.Print version
Latvian airline airBaltic will operate a new direct seasonal route from Riga to Rhodes in Greece starting on August 6, LETA learned from the company.

The new flights will be performed twice times weekly on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.


The airline reminded that the safety and health of the passengers is airBaltic’s top priority. airBaltic has introduced strong safety measures and the new flight operations follow the recommendations issued by authorities. All passengers on board of airBaltic aircraft are provided with a complimentary basic care kit consisting of a protective face mask and disinfection wipes.


airBaltic is in close cooperation with the authorities to monitor the situation and is flexible to adjust the flight schedule if needed. Passengers are strongly suggested to check the travel regulations and airport restrictions on the official websites or with local embassies before travelling. Regulations are changing rapidly and vary per country, therefore always make sure you have the latest information to have a smooth journey.


"We are pleased to offer our travelers another popular summer destination to the Greek island of Rhodes as well as connecting travelers from the south with Riga and beyond. We are resuming more flights while continuing to follow a variety of additional safety measures to protect our employees and passengers,” said Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic.


airBaltic turned over EUR 503.281 million in 2019, a 23.1 percent increase against 2018, and sustained a EUR 7.729 million loss in contrast to a profit made year before, the company's audited statement shows. The airline forecasts a turnover of less than EUR 200 million this year.


The Latvian state currently owns 80 percent in airBaltic, and a 20 percent stake in the airline belongs to Aircraft Leasing 1, a company owned by Danish businessman Lars Thuesen.







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