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Air Baltic Route Expansion 3 New Routes  
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27168 posts, RR: 60
Posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

BT have announced 3 new routes .

Geneva , Turku and Kaunas all from Riga .

Also during the summer of 2009, airBaltic will offer nonstop flights from Riga to Aalesund, Almaty, Amsterdam, Baku, Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Brussels, Copenhagen, Chisinau, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Dushanbe, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kaliningrad, Kaunas, Kiev, Kuopio, London, Linkoping, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Odessa, Oslo, Oulu, Palanga, Paris, Rome, Simferopol, Stavanger, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tashkent, Tampere, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tromso, Turku, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Zurich and Yerevan.

From Vilnius, airBaltic offers nonstop flights to Copenhagen, Riga and Tallinn.

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User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Turku is intresting and surprising!


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User currently offlineTsnamm From United States of America, joined May 2005, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

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?

User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

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?

I think they have served GVA before, haven't they?


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4014 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3977 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
What kind of traffic is Finland-Latvia attracting?

Booze-related?  Smile


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3723 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
Also during the summer of 2009, airBaltic will offer nonstop flights from Riga to Aalesund, Almaty, Amsterdam, Baku, Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Brussels, Copenhagen, Chisinau, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Dushanbe, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kaliningrad, Kaunas, Kiev, Kuopio, London, Linkoping, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Odessa, Oslo, Oulu, Palanga, Paris, Rome, Simferopol, Stavanger, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tashkent, Tampere, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tromso, Turku, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Zurich and Yerevan.

From Vilnius, airBaltic offers nonstop flights to Copenhagen, Riga and Tallinn

And I think they still do Kaliningrad-CPH too



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

Interesting that they're not doing anything else from Vilnius... surely there's some money to be made now that LAL's gone? Or are they preferring to connect pax through RIX?

I also think something more longhaul would be interesting... what about the 757s? How far can they reach from Riga?


User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3537 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 5):

And I think they still do Kaliningrad-CPH too

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.

Interesting that there are flights from LPI to BGO and SVG, but not to OSL.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11673 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3504 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.


Dan  

[Edited 2009-05-06 13:28:24]


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3454 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

http://airlineroute.blogspot.com/200...baltic-adds-2-new-routes-from.html



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User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1604 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3393 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?

User currently offlineCaptain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3381 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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User currently offlineKesflyer From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Left out..... RIX-ATH is already operating..

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3306 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.

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Tou...+in+Latvian+capital+/1135245497451


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