airBaltic carries 12% more passengers in first quarter of 2019 (+11% in March)

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Latvian airline airBaltic during the first three months of 2019 has transported 818,129 passengers or 12% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are satisfied to see double-digit growth while modernising our fleet with the most advanced aircraft in the market. In addition, we have been able to improve our service, offering more convenient connections for affordable prices. airBaltic’s product has proven to be a success story as passengers are increasingly choosing to travel with us.”

During the first quarter of 2019, airBaltic has operated 12,740 flights or 10% more than last year. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during the first three months of 2019 reached a level of 89.9%. This means that more than 89 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

 

  March, 2019 March, 2019 Changes
Number of passengers 312,397 280,724 +11%
Number of flights 4,476 4,216 +6%
Load factor 68% 72% -4 percentage points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 91.3% 90.2% +1.1 percentage points
  January-March, 2019 January-March, 2018 Changes
Number of passengers 818,129 729,897 +12%
Number of flights 12,740 11,591 +10%
Load factor 62% 67% -5 percentage points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 89.9% 89.8% +0.1 percentage points

 

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv, as well as will launch flights to Kos and Menorca in May.

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