The Latvian airline airBaltic has transported 2,770,047 or 18% passengers more during the first eight months of 2018 than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In August 2018, 440,562 passengers or 14% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. In addition, in the summer season, airBaltic carried +18% more passengers, marking this period as a record for the airline.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “This was the strongest summer in the history of the airline, successfully continuing the sustainable growth path the company has taken. While performing more flights to a wider variety of destinations, we still are aiming to achieve our world-class internal targets for both punctuality and regularity.”
During the first eight months of 2018 airBaltic has operated 37,186 flights. In August 2018, the airline performed 5,341 flights, or 11% more than in the same period of 2017. The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, during first eight months of 2018 was at a level of 77%, but in August 2018 – 84%.
The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during the first eight months of 2018 reached a level of 86%. This means that more than 86 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes. Only less than 2% of flights were delayed more than an hour.
|August, 2018||August, 2017||Changes|
|Number of passengers||440,562||386,597||+14%|
|Number of flights||5,341||4,799||+11%|
|15-minute flight punctuality indicator||84%||85%||-1%-point|
|January – August, 2018||January – August, 2017||Changes|
|Number of passengers||2,770,047||2,345,371||+18%|
|Number of flights||37,186||33,059||+12%|
|15-minute flight punctuality indicator||86%||87%||-1%-point|
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. For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.