Latvia’s national airline airBaltic this spring will add 10 routes from Rīga and Vilnius and also will acquire another airplane, the company announced Jan. 30.
Starting March 1, airBaltic will fly between Rīga and Düsseldorf , Germany. Between March and May the airline also will commence flying between Rīga and Baku, Azerbaijan; Bergen, Norway; Tbilisi, Georgia; Warsaw, Poland, and Simferopol, Ukraine.
Flights also will be added between the Lithuanian capital and Stockholm, Sweden; Budapest, Hungary; Düsseldorf and Warsaw.
The additional routes will bring the total of direct airBaltic flights to 45—30 from Rīga and 15 from Vilnius.
The airline also announced it will add another Boeing 737 to its existing fleet of 15 airplanes. The new plane will be used for flights to and from Vilnius. The company did not reveal how much it is paying for the aircraft.
The airline is 52.6 percent controlled by the Republic of Latvia and 47.2 percent controlled by Scandinavian Airlines System. Last year airBaltic carried 1.04 million passengers.
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