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airBaltic to launch new Riga-Aberdeen route

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 23.09.2013.Print version
Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Aberdeen, UK, on 30 March 2014. The new route will offer convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries, informed BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.

Michael Grimme, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “Every month, airBaltic has been achieving consistently good results. This means we can now bring it back to our customers by offering affordable tickets and new destinations. We are now making the necessary preparations for a new Aberdeen-Riga route to offer excellent connections via Riga to and from destinations such as Baku, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa.”


Carol Benzie is the Managing Director in Aberdeen. She said: “The energy industry will benefit from this route, and many of our business passengers will value this service into Riga as well as the onward connections that serving this hub will provide. On top of that it will be welcomed by our leisure passengers who see Riga as a popular short break destination. We look forward to welcoming airBaltic to the Aberdeen team.”   


The service will operate four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. airBaltic passengers will board Boeing 737 for a  2 hour 40 minute flight. It will provide an important service to businesses at both ends of the route, as well as feeding the growing leisure market thanks to the popularity of Riga as a short-break destination from the North-east of Scotland.


Destination served (from Riga)

Flight frequency

Start date

Price *,



Business Elite

Aberdeen (UK)

4 flights weekly

March 30, 2014

29 LVL/ 39 EUR

419 LVL/ 595 EUR

   * Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on, subject to availability


airBaltic serves 60 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

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