Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Riga and Aberdeen, UK, on 30 March 2014.
The new route will offer convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries.
Michael Grimme, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “Every month, airBaltic has been achieving consistently good results. This means we can now bring it back to our customers by offering affordable tickets and new destinations. We are now making the necessary preparations for a new Aberdeen-Riga route to offer excellent connections via Riga to and from destinations such as Baku, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa.”
Carol Benzie is the Managing Director in Aberdeen. She said: “The energy industry will benefit from this route, and many of our business passengers will value this service into Riga as well as the onward connections that serving this hub will provide. On top of that it will be welcomed by our leisure passengers who see Riga as a popular short break destination. We look forward to welcoming airBaltic to the Aberdeen team.”
The service will operate four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. airBaltic passengers will board Boeing 737 for a 2 hour 40 minute flight. It will provide an important service to businesses at both ends of the route, as well as feeding the growing leisure market thanks to the popularity of Riga as a short-break destination from the North-east of Scotland.