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Probe under way at airBaltic after employee leaks confidential document to media

BC, Riga, 22.11.2015.Print version
Internal investigation is under way at the national airline airBaltic into a document leaked to the media, as airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss told reporters on November 20th, informs LETA.

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According to Gauss, the media in the coming days will run a story about an alternative airBaltic development plan, according to which the operations of airBaltic are to be downsized.


The said document has not been reviewed by the company's board. A lot of business plans are drafted at the airline, but the management only works on those plans that are economically feasible. Someone has included his or her own ideas in the document, without informing the company's management, and leaked the document to the media, said Gauss.


The document suggests downsizing airBaltic fleet to 17 aircraft and the number of destinations to 25.


The document was repeatedly sent by e-mail on Tuesday, but airBaltic only learned about it on Wednesday. Investigation has been launched, and one employee has been suspended. The employee is suspected of divulging commercial information, which is a very serious breach of confidentiality, said Gauss.


The estimates presented in the document have nothing to do with airBaltic’s actual business plan, and this makes airBaltic management concerned as they do not know what other information may have been leaked to the media. The document is "a joke" as the actual business plan of airBaltic is a couple hundred pages long, while its abridged version, 72 pages, is used for communication purposes. The leaked document, however, is just five pages long, and it has nothing to do with the real business plan of airBaltic, stressed Gauss.

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