In charge of the celebrations in the Spanish capital to welcome the return of airBaltic to Madrid were: Irina Pilipenko, Sales Director, airBaltic; Argita Daudze, Latvian Ambassador to Spain; and Elena Mayoral, Airport Director Madrid.
- airBaltic has re-started the route from its main base in Riga (RIX) to Madrid (MAD). Beginning on 26 May after a six-year hiatus, the three times weekly sector to the Spanish capital will be flown by the airline’s new CS300 aircraft. The 2,689-kilometre city pair faces no direct competition. The Latvian carrier already serves two other Spanish destinations, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca, from its home base. This summer the airline will serve 55 destinations non-stop from Riga.