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airBaltic sees 19.4% rise in passenger turnover in January

BC, Riga, 18.02.2020.Print version
Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 311,004 or 19% more passengers in January when compared to the same month last year, the airline informed LETA.

“The first month of 2020 shows that we continue to deliver a product which our customers like. The passenger growth in January is a good start for us in 2020. We are happy to see that we are on the right path, as in January 2020 we were able to carry 19 percent more passengers than the year before,'' said Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic.

“This year we will further improve the sustainability of our business. We fly a growing number of Airbus A220-300, the greenest commercial aircraft available, but we are not stopping there. We have introduced various other initiatives to decrease our CO2 emissions, with more to come,” Gauss adds.

During January 2020, airBaltic has operated 4,529 flights or 3 percent more than in January 2019. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during January 2020 reached a level of 93%. This means that more than 93 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

As reported, airBaltic flew 5,049,317 passengers in 2019, which is an increase of 22.1% against a year before.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.

The airline's primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Danish businessman Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1.

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