airBaltic increases passenger numbers by 22% and reaches 60% market share in Riga in May


Latvian airline airBaltic in May 2019 has transported 470,025 passengers or 22% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. For the first time in the history of the airline, airBaltic has reached 60% market share in Riga during May 2019.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “In May, we have further improved our operational results with record high numbers and seen additional growth in Riga. Having such a strong role in the Baltic region helps us significantly in improving our efficiency and by using the brand-new Airbus A220-300 we offer better connectivity and more affordable prices to our customers. We are also investing in modern technologies to further strengthen our role as the number-one connectivity provider in the Baltics.”

During May 2019, airBaltic has operated 5,787 flights or 12% more than in May 2018. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during May 2019 reached a level of 89.5%. This means that 89 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.


  May, 2019 May, 2018 Changes
Number of passengers 470,025 386,353 +22%
Number of flights 5,787 5,149 +12%
Load factor 76% 75% +1 percentage point
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 89.5% 88.8% +0.7 percentage points
  January – May, 2019 January – May, 2018 Changes
Number of passengers 1,700,836 1,452,017 +17%
Number of flights 23,862 21,445 +11%
Load factor 69% 71% -2 percentage points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 90.1% 90.0% +0.1 percentage 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. In summer season 2019, airBaltic has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca.


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