airBaltic receives 9th CS300 and registers 22% passenger growth in May


The Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed the ninth Bombardier CS300 jet, registered as YL-CSI, in Riga on June 17. By the end of 2018, airBaltic plans to have a total of 14 CS300 aircraft on its fleet.

airBaltic ninth Bombrdier CS300 registered YL-CSI

The video of ninth Bombardier CS300 jet arrival is available here:

airBaltic growth continues – Passengers up +22% in May

 The Latvian airline airBaltic in the first five months of 2018 has transported 1 452 017 or 22% more than in the same period last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. In May 2018, 386 353 passengers or 22% more than last year travelled with airBaltic.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “The summer season is officially here, and we expect even larger passenger figures during the upcoming three months. We appreciate that more and more passengers choose airBaltic, showing their trust in the reliable service we provide.

During the first five months of 2018 airBaltic has operated 21 445 flights. In May 2018, the airline performed 5 149 flights, or 14% 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 five months of 2018 was at a level of 71%, but in May 2018 – 75%.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during the first four months of 2018 reached a level of 90.0%. This means that 90 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes. In May 2018, the flight punctuality indicator reached a level of 88.8%.

 May, 2018May, 2017Changes
Number of passengers386 353316 915+22%
Number of flights5 1494 532+14%
Load factor75%75%0%-points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator88.8%89.8%-1.0%-point
 January – May, 2018January – May, 2017Changes
Number of passengers1 452 0171 193 243+22%
Number of flights21 44518 735+14%
Load factor71%71%0%-points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator90.0%89.8%+0.2%-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. For summer 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London.


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