airBaltic launched flights between Riga and Menorca on 12 May, a route it will operate using its A220-300 fleet. Pictured with the route launch cake at the inaugural flight ceremony in Riga are Wolfgang Reuss, SVP Network Planning, airBaltic; Liene Freivalde, Director of the Aviation Service and Business Development, Riga Airport;aura Audariņa, Route Development Manager, Riga Airport; and Mantas Vrubliauskas, Network Development Manager, airBaltic.
airBaltic also added Kos to its network on 11 May, with Riga Airport baking this beach-themed cake to celebrate the new route to the Greek island. Flown weekly (Saturdays), the route faces no direct competition.
- airBaltic launched two new routes from Riga (RIX) on 11 and 12 May, starting with a weekly (Saturdays) 2,248-kilometre route to Kos (KGS). The carrier will face no direct competition on the route to the Greek island. The following day, a 2,374-kilometre service to Menorca (MAH) was inaugurated. Also flown weekly (Sundays) this summer, it too is a route that will face no direct competition based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. Both destinations will be flown to using the carrier’s fleet of A220-300s. Kos and Menorca become the fourth and fifth new routes for the airline from Riga this summer, having begun services to Dublin, Lviv and Stuttgart on the opening week of the S19 season.