Cutting the cake at the launch of airBaltic’s inaugural flight to Split from Riga are: Mantas Vrubliauskas, Network Development Manager, airBaltic; Anica Djamić, Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Croatia; and Arturs Saveljevs, Member of the Board and Director of Commercial Department, Riga Airport. Flights to Split will operate twice-weekly.
- airBaltic has introduced Split (SPU) to its network this week, with it becoming its third Croatian destination after Dubrovnik and Rijeka. Launched on 21 May, flights on the 1,582-kilometre link from Riga (RIX) will be flown twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays), with no direct competition being provided. While the inaugural flight was operated using one of the airline’s CS300s, regular services are scheduled to be flown on that aircraft type, along with the carrier’s 737-300s and 737-500s. “We are delighted to add the seventh new destination from Riga to our summer route map of 2018,” commented Wolfgang Reuss, SVP of Network Management, airBaltic, with the carrier having already launched flights to Almaty, Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Lisbon, Malaga and Sochi/Adler since the start of S18. “The city of Split has more than 2,000 years of history. Not only it is an attractive destination in itself, but with its position in Central Dalmatia it is also an ideal vantage point for journeys to Croatian islands including Hvar or Brac.” The Latvian-based airline’s next route launch will take place on 3 June, the day when the carrier will begin flights to Bordeaux from Riga. See how Split Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.