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airBaltic
IATA
BT
ICAO
BTI
Callsign
AIRBALTIC
Founded 1995
Hubs Riga International Airport
Focus cities Vilnius International Airport
Frequent flyer program EuroBonus
Fleet size 21
Destinations 48
Parent company SAS Group
Headquarters Riga, Latvia
Key people Bertolt Flick (CEO airBaltic), Mats Jansson (CEO of SAS Group
Website: http://www.airbaltic.com


airBaltic is the Latvian national airline, based in the capital of Latvia, Rīga. Its main base is Riga International Airport (RIX), it is also the largest airline at its secondary hub in Vilnius, Lithuania. Image File history File links AirBaltic_logotype. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... RÄ«ga International Airport (IATA: RIX, ICAO: EVRA) was built in 1973 as an alternative to Spilve, which had become outdated. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Vilnius International Airport (IATA: VNO, ICAO: EYVI) (Lithuanian: Tarptautinis Vilniaus Oro Uostas) is the largest civil airport in Lithuania. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... The SAS Group (OSE: SAS, OMX: SAS) is a company based in Stockholm, Sweden. ... For other uses, see Riga (disambiguation). ... Bertolt Martin Flick Bertolt Martin Flick is the current president and CEO of airBaltic airline. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... For other uses, see Riga (disambiguation). ... RÄ«ga International Airport (IATA: RIX, ICAO: EVRA) was built in 1973 as an alternative to Spilve, which had become outdated. ... Vilnius International Airport (IATA: VNO, ICAO: EYVI) (Lithuanian: Tarptautinis Vilniaus Oro Uostas) is the largest civil airport in Lithuania. ...

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History

[citation needed] The airline was established on 28 August 1995 with the signing of a joint venture between Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and the Latvian state. Operations started on 1 October 1995 with the arrival of the first Air Baltic aircraft, a Saab 340, at Riga, and that afternoon, the plane was making the first passenger flight for Air Baltic. is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Saab 340 is a two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild in a 65:35 ratio. ...


In 1996, the airline's first Avro RJ70 was delivered; and Air Baltic joined SAS frequent flier club as a partner. 1997 saw the opening of a cargo department, and in 1998, the airline's first Fokker 50 plane was delivered. The adopted livery was mainly white, with the name of the airline written in blue on the forward fuselage, the 'B' logo being heavily stylised in blue checks. The blue checked pattern was repeated on the aircraft tailfin. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Fokker F50 VLM Airlines Fokker F50 The Fokker F50 was a small turboprop-powered airliner designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker Friendship. ... Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane... This article is about the color. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... The fuselage can be short, and seemingly unaerodynamic, as in this Christen Eagle 2 The fuselage (from the French fuselé spindle-shaped) is an aircrafts main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo. ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... The height of the tailfin era; the 1959 Cadillac. ...


In 1999, Air Baltic became a joint stock company, and all of their Saab 340s were replaced by Fokker 50s. By September, the airline had begun operating under the European Aviation Operating Standards, or JAR ops. Air Baltic welcomed the new millennium by introducing new uniforms and opening a cargo center at Riga's airport. This article is about the year. ... A joint stock company (JSC) is a type of business partnership in which the capital is formed by the individual contributions of a group of shareholders. ...


The first Boeing 737-500 joined the fleet in 2003, and on June 1, 2004, Air Baltic launched services from the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, initially to five destinations. In October 2004, Air Baltic rebranded as airBaltic. Their present livery consists of an all-white fuselage and lime tailfin. airBaltic.com is displayed on the forward upper fuselage, and the word "Baltic" is repeated in white on the lower part of the tailfin. The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lime is a combination of the colors yellow and green, so named because it is the color of limes. ...


In the near future, according to ATW Media Group website, the airline anticipates to increase its fleet to at least 30 aircraft (from the current 18) and expects to replace current Boeing 737-500s with a total of 12 Boeing 737-300 and Boeing 737-400. In December 2006, the first Boeing 737-300 was delivered to airBaltic. 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ...


airBaltic has strong links with SAS Scandinavian which owns 47.2% of the airline (the Latvian state holds the remainder). It operates frequent flights to SAS hubs in Copenhagen and Stockholm. The airline boasts "Well connected with SAS" status and the airline's frequent flyer programme is SAS' EuroBonus scheme. Other products and services shared with SAS include co-ordinated timetabling and shared airport lounges. Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ...


Unlike its affiliated carrier, SAS, airBaltic is not a member of the Star Alliance or any other airline grouping, though this may change in the future if SAS successfully sponsors the carrier as a regional member. At the moment, however, codeshare agreements are in place with Spanair and Blue1, as well as a partnering agreement with Russian carrier Rossiya, Aeroflot and Austrian, Atlasjet, Belavia, DonbassAero, Estonian Air, Azerbaijan Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Aerosvit Airlines, Georgian Airways. All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. ... JSC Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (Russian: ) (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT), or Aeroflot (Russian: ) as the airline is commonly known, is the Russian flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia. ... Atlasjet Boeing 757-200 Atlasjet Airbus A320-232 refilling at Valladolid Airport Atlasjet is an airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. ... Belavia Belarusian Airlines (Belarusian: Белавія, Russian: Белавиа) is the national airline company of the Republic of Belarus. ... DonbassAero is an airline based in Donetsk, Ukraine. ... Estonian Air is an airline based in Tallinn, Estonia. ... Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL, Azeri: Azərbaycan Hava Yolları) is the national airline of the former soviet republic of Azerbaijan based in Baku. ... Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 757-200 Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekistan Havo Yullary) (IATA: HY, ICAO: UZB, and Callsign: Uzbek) is the state airline of Uzbekistan. ... CJSC Aircompany Aerosvit (Ukrainian: ), operating as Aerosvit-Ukrainian Airlines (Ukrainian: ) is an airline based in Kiev, Ukraine. ... Georgian Airways is an airline based in Tbilisi, Georgia. ...


airBaltic carried 1,425,276 passengers in 2006, a 37% increase from 2005, when airBaltic carried 1,037,925 passengers. According to airBaltic President Bertolt Flick, the airline is expected to carry around 2.2 million passengers in 2007. Approximately 2/3 passengers are generated by airBaltic's Riga bound flights. Bertolt Martin Flick Bertolt Martin Flick is the current president and CEO of airBaltic airline. ... For other uses, see Riga (disambiguation). ...


During the first five months of 2007, airBaltic transported a total of 668,335 passengers, or 34% more than during the same period in 2006, when the total number of passengers was 497,915.


Turnover for 2006 reached 115.9 million lats (164.9 million euro), an increase of 37% compared to 2005. At FYE 2006, operational result (EBITDAR) reached 16.9 million lats (24.0 million EUR), a 65% increase from 2005(9.7 MLVL/13.8 MEUR). The airline’s net profit for 2006 was 4.305 million lats (6.125 million euro) vs. -1.14 million lats (-1,62 million euro) a year before.


As of March 2007 airBaltic employes 800 people.[1]. From July 2007 airBaltic have online check-in system.


airBaltic has its own offices in Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Moscow, Kiev, Berlin, London, Odessa and in St. Petersburg.


Destinations

On 5 September 2005 the airline launched its first domestic service between Riga and Liepāja.[1] is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liepāja Liepāja (German: Libau, Lithuanian: Liepoja, Polish: Lipawa, Russian: Либава / Libava or Лиепая / Liyepaya, Yiddish: ליבאַװע / Libave) is a city in western Latvia on the Baltic sea. ...


airBaltic operates 46 direct flights from Riga and 18 from Vilnius, as well as a non-stop flight between Kaliningrad and Copenhagen, flights from Liepaja to Hamburg and Copenhagen from 9th June 2007. Flights from Liepaja to Hamburg and Copenhagen will be served by airBaltic partner - DOT LT aircraft ATR 42-300. DOT LT is an airline based in Vilnius, Lithuania. ... Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ...

Further information: SAS Group destinations

This is a list of airBaltics destinations. ... SAS Group destinations This is a complete list of the SAS Group airlines destinations. ...

Inflight magazine

airBaltic's inflight magazine, Baltic Outlook, is published six times per year by SIA Rīgas laiks, and can be found in the seatback pockets of every seat. Passengers can take the magazine with them when they disembark their flights. There are only English articles in the magazine. The first edition of Baltic Outlook magazine was published in 2003. There is also a selection of domestic and international newspapers on all flights in business class, except for flights in Baltics. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fleet

Boeing 737-300
Boeing 737-500
Fokker F-50

The airBaltic fleet includes the following aircraft (as of November 2007): Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (1022 × 666 pixel, file size: 254 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (1022 × 666 pixel, file size: 254 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Air_Baltic_B735_YL-BBF.jpg Beschreibung Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): AirBaltic Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... Image File history File linksMetadata Air_Baltic_B735_YL-BBF.jpg Beschreibung Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): AirBaltic Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 165 KB) Beschreibung: Air Baltic Fokker F-50, Airport Riga Quelle: selbst fotografiert, April 2005 Fotograf oder Zeichner: Muns File links The following pages link to this file: AirBaltic ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 165 KB) Beschreibung: Air Baltic Fokker F-50, Airport Riga Quelle: selbst fotografiert, April 2005 Fotograf oder Zeichner: Muns File links The following pages link to this file: AirBaltic ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Type Number Seats Notes
Boeing 737-300 3 149
Boeing 737-500 10 120-126
Fokker 50 8 46-52

Historic fleet of airBaltic: The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Fokker F50 VLM Airlines Fokker F50 The Fokker F50 was a small turboprop-powered airliner designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker Friendship. ...

SN Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 The BAe 146 is a medium-sized commercial aircraft which was manufactured by British Aerospace (later became part of BAE Systems) until 2002. ... The Saab 340 is a two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild in a 65:35 ratio. ... The Fokker 50 is a turboprop-powered airliner, designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker F27 Friendship. ...

Partners

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Others Skyways Express is an airline based in Linköping, Sweden operating regional and domestic scheduled services. ... Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. ... Widerøes Flyveselskap ASA, branded simply as Widerøe, is the largest regional airline in the Nordic countries, having a turnover of NOK 1. ... Estonian Air is an airline based in Tallinn, Estonia. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ...

Aegean Airlines is the second largest Greek airline based in Athens. ... JSC Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (Russian: ) (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT), or Aeroflot (Russian: ) as the airline is commonly known, is the Russian flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia. ... Aeroflot-Nord is an airline based in Russia. ... CJSC Aircompany Aerosvit (Ukrainian: ), operating as Aerosvit-Ukrainian Airlines (Ukrainian: ) is an airline based in Kiev, Ukraine. ... Air One is an independent airline based in Rome, Italy. ... Austrian Airlines AG is the flag carrier airline of Austria, headquartered in Vienna. ... Atlasjet Boeing 757-200 Atlasjet Airbus A320-232 refilling at Valladolid Airport Atlasjet is an airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. ... Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL, Azeri: Azərbaycan Hava Yolları) is the national airline of the former soviet republic of Azerbaijan based in Baku. ... Belavia Belarusian Airlines (Belarusian: Белавія, Russian: Белавиа) is the national airline company of the Republic of Belarus. ... Brussels Airlines is the Belgian national carrier and is based at Brussels Airport in Belgium. ... Georgian Airways is an airline based in Tbilisi, Georgia. ... Georgian National Airlines is an airline based in Tbilisi, Georgia. ... Gomelavia (State Enterprise Gomelavia) is an airline based in Belarus. ... The Luftansa headquarters in Cologne, Germany. ... Uzbekistan Airways Boeing 757-200 Uzbekistan Airways (Uzbekistan Havo Yullary) (IATA: HY, ICAO: UZB, and Callsign: Uzbek) is the state airline of Uzbekistan. ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-03-27, p. 69. 

 
 

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