airBaltic passenger growth reaches +28% in August

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Latvian airline airBaltic carried 566 093 passengers in August 2019 or 28% more than last year. During the first eight months of 2019, airBaltic has transported a total of 3 373 718 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Summer season is the peak of the year for us. We had a busy summer season and we are delighted to see a stable growth. airBaltic consistently improves its service and expands its route. We are happy that our passengers appreciate our offer and choose to travel with us more often.”

During August 2019, airBaltic has operated 6 088 flights or 14% more than in August 2019. During the first eight months of the 2019 airBaltic has operated 42 023 flights.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at a level of 85% in August 2019. During the first eight months of 2019, airBaltic’s load factor was at a level of 76%.

 

  August 2019 August 2018 Changes
Number of passengers 566 093 440 562 +28%
Number of flights 6 088 5 341 +14%
Load factor 85% 84% 1 percentage point
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 79% 84% – 5 percentage points
  January –August, 2019 January – August, 2018 Changes
Number of passengers 3 373 718 2 770 047 +22%
Number of flights 42 023 37 186 +13%
Load factor 76% 77% -1 percentage points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 86% 86% 0 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.

September 18, 2019

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