airBaltic introduces Riga-Malta route
Latvian airline airBaltic will implement a new route from Riga to Malta as of May 11, 2013 with the new route of offering convenient travel between the two airports to destinations in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia, and the CIS.
Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic Michael Grimme, ecplained that as part of airBaltic ReShape business plan the company has been concentrating on high-demand routes and added frequencies to 12 destinations in Europe and the CIS already for this winter whilst decreasing flights on low-demand routes.
Malta Airport CEO Markus Klaushofer said that the close collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority and concerted efforts in making Malta a viable proposition for airlines to consider, are reaping the desired results.
Malta Tourism Authority CEO Josef Formosa Gauci held that this new service from Riga for next summer highlights the commitment in investing in new opportunities for the tourism sector.
airBaltic will fly from Riga to Malta once a week on Saturdays, while the return flight from Malta to Riga will be operated on early Sunday mornings to secure convenient connections on board a Boeing 737-300 aircraft with a flight time of 3 hours 40 minutes.
airBaltic serves 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.