Articles Tagged ‘Riga’

anna.aero meets with airBaltic as it celebrates 20 years in the air

anna.aero meets with airBaltic as it celebrates 20 years in the air

While on a recent visit to Riga, anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford met with airBaltic’s VP of Corporate Communications, Janis Vanags, to discuss the carrier’s current and future strategies, especially in the light of the recent closures of Estonian Air last month, and Air Lituanica at the start of S15.

Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement

Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement

Latvia celebrated its independence over 20 years ago, but how many transfer passengers passed through Riga Airport since then? Which airline performed the one millionth movement ever at London City Airport? And why did Marilyn Monroe visit Birmingham?

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks […]


airBaltic continues to dominate Baltic aviation; region’s airports growing fast

airBaltic continues to dominate Baltic aviation; region’s airports growing fast

Since joining the EU in May 2004 the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have had their share of ups and down with regard to airline development. We take a closer look at which airlines currently have the biggest presence in the market and how quickly the region’s biggest airports are growing.

airBaltic's bankruptcy protection – should the 62 airport partners worry?

airBaltic’s bankruptcy protection – should the 62 airport partners worry?

Yesterday, airBaltic filed for bankruptcy protection. 62 airports are served by this airline’s unique hub-and-spoke system, which is particularly strong at linking EU destinations with Russia and other former Soviet countries. However, this is no ordinary story of financial trouble stemming from unaffordable over-expansion.

airBaltic planning 100 routes for summer season; expanding in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden; Q400s arriving

airBaltic planning 100 routes for summer season; expanding in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden; Q400s arriving

One of the more amazing airline stories of recent years has been the development of Latvian-based airBaltic which has nearly doubled passenger numbers to 2.76 million in three years while evolving from a point-to-point airline into a hub-and-spoke carrier (all while losing SAS as a major shareholder). In addition to a raft of route launches […]


Gothenburg's City Airline more than trebles fleet capacity; launches Mediterranean flights and expands regionally

Gothenburg’s City Airline more than trebles fleet capacity; launches Mediterranean flights and expands regionally

anna.aero has met with City Airline’s CEO and got some insight into the airline’s aggressive expansion. Which aircraft has the airline opted for and why? What have the load factors been like so far? Why is the airline launching short domestic routes? And which is the airline’s new leading country market?

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?


AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…

AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…Our new regular feature looking at the week’s most interesting route-related news plus exclusive anna.aero analysis. Some carriers are adding routes, some are cutting back. Who’s doing what?

Vilnius Airport rebuilds route network after FlyLal collapse and airBaltic cutbacks

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusLithuania’s main airport grew rapidly between 2000 and 2008, but the failure of the national carrier made 2009 challenging. Which carriers have taken up the slack and which routes remain unserved?

airBaltic now serving 50 destinations non-stop from Riga including Dubai; Linkoping and Dushanbe starting soon

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLatvia’s airBaltic is now free of SAS influence and growing fast. It has added 20 new routes in the last year and trebled the number of transfer passengers in Riga. Which are its busiest routes and what fleet changes are imminent?