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Blerg
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airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:51 am

Good morning,

Seems like airBaltic has made further revisions to its summer timetable with several routes not returning while some others will see slight cuts. Here is a list of destinations that will not be resumed from June (until October).

Aberdeen (2)
Sochi (2)
Almaty (3)
Baku (2)
Bordeaux (2)
Gdansk (3)
Geneva (3)
Kazan (2)
Kos (1)
Lviv (4)
Malta (2)
Nice (5)
Olbia (2)
Palma de Mallorca (2)
Rhodes (1)
Stavanger (2)
Tampere (6)
Thessaloniki (2)
Venice (3)

Total of 49 weekly flights will be cut from its main hub in Riga.

From its hub in VNO, airBaltic will suspend: Amsterdam, Berlin, Dubrovnik, Munich, Oslo, Paris and Zurich. (initially planned for 25 weekly flights)

For airBaltic, Belavia will be a bit of a problem as they are showing no sign of slowing down. Their bases are located in the same area and they seem to be after the same market. B2 has launched Vienna during corona crisis and they have announced the expansion of their fleet. Given that Latvia is in the EU, we will have to see how efficiently they will compete against a state backed airline from Belarus.

Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-28may20/
 
smbukas
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Re: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:43 am

The data is wrong, at least with flights from VNO. They dropped Munich only from the schedules and they will not start Hamburg, Zurich and Dubrovnik - new routes were scheduled to start in Summer 2020. But they already launched a new route VNO-OSL already, VNO-AMS resumes on June 8, VNO-TXL on June 11. CDG is scheduled to resume later after Lithuanian Government permit to operate France will be received.
 
Flanker7
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Re: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:48 am

Data not quite accurate, all three states will be connected with Amsterdam again.
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Skyblue39
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Re: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:13 pm

They were supposed to launch Riga - Manchester in April, which was also scrapped.
 
Blerg
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Re: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:59 pm

Seems like they changed their mind, some like VNO-TXL has been reduced from 4 to 2 weekly. Keeping these flights out of VNO makes sense as the offer is pretty basic. RIX on the other hand I can understand.
 
peterinlisbon
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Re: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:24 pm

It seems sensible. Although it will be allowed to travel, a lot of people are going to travel less than they would normally out of caution and because of the ongoing restrictions.
 
vahancrazy
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Re: airBaltic to terminate 19 routes from Riga in summer 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:54 pm

I expect most of those to be for summer and autumn at worst given COVID-19 evolution
For example, they announced Tampere will resume in autumn

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