PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11905 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3745 times:
Quoting Tsnamm (Reply 2): Has Air Baltic ever considered any Trans Atlantic service? I'm guessing they do not have any long haul capacity. Or do they simply code share any TA passengers with someone else?
I thought they codeshared with Uzbekistan Airways on their 767-300 flight which went via RIX, but looking at flights on BT's website they actually codeshare with SK via ARN and CPH.
[Edited 2009-05-06 13:28:24]
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Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4937 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3695 times:
Quoting Joost (Reply 7): And they also fly LPI-BGO and LPI-SVG. The routes are flown RIX-LPI-BGO AND RIX-LPI-SVG vv, with the aircraft overnighting in BGO and SVG, depending on the day of the week.
With some awful flight times for LPI-Norway traffic - arrival into Norway after midnight. I presume the times are in order to meet with connections in Riga, but surely demand between LPI and Norway will be low with the planned flight times
Shamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1628 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3634 times:
Air Baltic have some 757 with winglets altough I think RIX-JFK might be out of reach? I dont think there is sufficent demand for a TA route from RIX and perhaps a lon haul route east might be a better option?
Captain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3622 times:
When I was working in that neck of the woods, it was a case of not if, but when BT started a RIX-NYC route. Rumors were flying round all the time and it did seem a real possibility that the route might open when the 757's arrived. However I guess the SAS connection / part ownership would have limited the chances of it ever happening before.
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Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
Quoting Joost (Reply 3): Interesting to see BT adding another Scandinavian destination. It seems like in terms of destinations served, BT are the largest international carrier in Finland: HEL, TMP, OUL, KUO and now TKU.
What kind of traffic is Finland-Latvia attracting?
BT's activity in Finland has surprised me too, it seems Riga is becoming new Tallinn for Finns. Hard to believe the RIX connections would get enough pax from Finland but perhaps BT prove me wrong. Recently BT changed their routing a bit, they are now flying RIX-TMP-KUO-RIX and also the TMP-KUO leg is for sale. Anyway I wish them luck, great see new routes opened these days.
Lately Riga has got negative attention in Finland:
Finland's National Bureau of Investigation reported that the Latvian capital Riga has become dangerous for Finnish tourists.
"At the moment there is no place in which Finns can become victims of crime as systematically as in Riga", says Lars Henriksson of the NBI.