airBaltic carries +14% passengers in February


Latvian airline airBaltic in February 2019 has transported 245 349 passengers or 14% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Our airline has been growing at a steady pace for over three years now, and we are now the number one airline not only in Latvia but also in Estonia. We are looking forward to continuing our growth also in the busier summer season that already begins in two weeks from now.”

In February, we also reached a historic milestone. Since the company’s establishment in 1995, we have now carried over 40 million passengers. It is a serious track record that everyone at the company can be proud of,” Martin Gauss added.

During February 2019, airBaltic has operated 3 878 flights or 11% more than in February 2018. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during February 2019 reached a level of 92%. This means that more than 92 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

February, 2019 February, 2018 Changes
Number of passengers 245349 215839 0.14
Number of flights 3878 3485 0.11
Load factor 0.62 0.66 -4 percentage points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 92.1% 88.8% +3.3 percentage points
January-February, 2019 January-February, 2018 Changes
Number of passengers 505732 449173 0.13
Number of flights 8264 7375 0.12
Load factor 0.6 0.64 -4 percentage points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 89.2% 89.5% -0.3 percentage points



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