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Air Baltic

Air Baltic is the national carrier of Latvia which operates as low-cost airlines. It has been active on the market since August 28, 1995, and was established as a joint venture of the Latvian state and Scandinavian Airlines – SAS. Air Baltic made its first passenger flight on October 1 of the same year with the Saab 340. The lines have been a joint stock company since 1999. Ten years later, SAS sold all of its shares. In 2011, the airlines were experiencing a grave financial crisis and avoided bankruptcy with the help of shareholders.

Air Baltic does not belong to any airline alliance, but it cooperates with several member airlines Star Alliance, SkyTeam, Oneworld. Air Baltic currently handles 60 direct flights from Riga.

Baggage

You can bring hand baggage on board of Air Baltic airlines. Baggage dimensions and weight are determined by the airlines and may change depending on the booking class or route.

Checked baggage at Air Baltic must also have specific dimensions and weight. Here, too, everything depends on the travel class and route.

Booking classes

Air Baltic allows you to travel in either economy or business class. Economy class offers flights without additional amenities. Passengers can use the special on-board menu for an extra charge. Business class passengers are entitled to a three-course meal, free drinks and coffee. They also have access to the latest newspapers and magazines.

Online check-in

You can check in online before your travel with Air Baltic. The earliest possible check-in is 72 hours and the latest is 1 hour before scheduled departure.

Fleet

The Air Baltic fleet consists of 25 aircrafts including models: Boeing 737-300, 737-500, 757-200, Bombardier CS300, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen. The average age of the airline’s machines is 12.9 years.

Riga Airport

Riga International Airport is located 10 km west of the centre of the Latvian capital. The terminal building houses car rentals, shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. You can use the Internet in all terminals and at the airport in special kiosks and cafes.

Meals

Passengers in economy class can purchase meals and drinks on board, while business class passengers are guaranteed meals and drinks free of charge.

Additional services

There is a sky airBalticShop open on board. You can also reserve a seat on the plane.