Latvian airline airBaltic, to launch scheduled direct flights from Manchester to Riga, Latvia on March 29, 2020.
The new route will be offering convenient travel options for passengers travelling to and from Manchester Airport – to the Latvian capital, Riga.
airBaltic will offer over 70 destinations serving from the capital, Riga to Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East and Europe.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Riga is a dynamic city and a key business centre of the Baltic states and has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers. It is also a very convenient transfer point with excellent connections within our wide route network. Our passengers will be able to travel to both cities for very attractive prices in the economy or our full-service business class on the new and comfortable Airbus A220-300 aircraft.”
Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see airBaltic come to Manchester Airport with flights to Riga.
It is already proving to be a very popular destination, so it is great to see the Latvian flag carrier come onto the route, giving choice and flexibility for the 22 million people in our vast catchment area.
“The airBaltic route will enable passengers to enjoy the delights Riga has to offer, but also open up Eastern Europe and Russia, which will benefit from business and leisure travellers alike. We look forward to the route starting next year and seeing the airline grow from the UK’s global gateway in the North.”
Flights will be available from 29th March 2020 with airBaltic offering direct flights from Manchester to Riga, Latvia
Direct flights from Manchester to Riga and back will take place four times a week and will operate on the new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, one of the greenest and quietest commercial aircraft in its range offering an exceptional flying experience with such advantages for travellers as more spacious seats, larger windows, extra hand luggage area in the cabin, improved washrooms and much more.
airBaltic will serve flights to two other cities in the UK – the year-round flights from London to Riga and Tallinn (Estonia) and summer season flights from Aberdeen to Riga.
The transportation on airBaltic UK routes increases every year. Thus, in 2019, airBaltic has carried 17% more passengers on these routes than the previous year.
Almost one-fifth of all passengers flying to and from the UK with airBaltic has chosen Riga as a transfer airport.
Most popular links among others are the two Baltic capitals Tallinn and Vilnius, Nordic cities Helsinki and Turku, also Moscow and St.Petersburg, Tbilisi, and Odessa.
During summer 2020, airBaltic intends to offer four more new destinations: from Riga to Trondheim, Bergen and Yerevan, and from Tallinn to Nice. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets for the new destination are available on the company’s website at www.airbaltic.com.
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