Articles Tagged ‘Riga’

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?

AirBaltic and Ryanair carve up Latvian market

AirBaltic and Ryanair carve up Latvian marketOne of three Baltic states to join the EU in May 2004 traffic at the country’s main airport of Riga has quadrupled in just four years. National airline AirBaltic has been growing fast but Ryanair has over 25% of the traffic and operates to 12 destinations despite having no aircraft based there. Who else is contributing to Latvia’s growth and what’s happening in Liepaja?

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routes

AirBaltic beaten by LCCs on top four Riga routesThis week we look at the four busiest routes from Riga Airport – Berlin, Dublin, London and Stockholm. AirBaltic competes against either easyJet or Ryanair on each of these routes though often to different airports. Can AirBaltic match the two leading European LCCs? Does Easter have an impact on fares?


Estonian Air widens international network to Rome and Munich

Estonian Air widens international network to Rome and MunichEstonia joined the EU in 2004. With a population of just 1.2 million people the airport at Tallinn handled around 1.5 million passengers in 2006, double the number in 2003. National carrier Estonian Air is also growing quickly, but not that quickly. How is the airline performing and what new routes is it adding next year?