airBaltic to launch Bordeaux – Riga

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The Latvian airline airBaltic in cooperation with Bordeaux-Merignac Airport will launch a new route between Bordeaux and Riga on June 3, 2018.

The new route will offer convenient connections between the two cities and more than 60 airBaltic destinations from Riga including Baltics, Scandinavia and the CIS.

Wolfgang Reuss, Senior Vice President Network Management of airBaltic: “Riga is a dynamic city and the key business center of the Baltic states. We are excited to connect Bordeaux and Riga as it opens up connections not only to Latvia but also to our wider home region with Tallinn and Vilnius as well as many destinations in Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.

Pascal Personne, Président du directoire de l'Aéroport de Bordeaux déclare "nous accueillons avec un grand plaisir la compagnie Air Baltic, comme une véritable porte ouverte vers les Pays Baltes, la Scandinavie et la Russie pour tous les Néo-Aquitains. La capitale Lettonne sera aussi séduire les touristes par son art de vivre et son originalité."

airBaltic will operate the brand new Boeing 737 aircraft on the route. The flight is scheduled to last 3 hours 20 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at 89 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at

airBaltic serves over 70 routes from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2018, airBaltic has introduced eight new destinations from Riga to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux, Gdansk, Almaty as well as Sochi and Kaliningrad. In addition, airBaltic launched a new direct route connecting Tallinn and London. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's website at

airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline connecting the Baltic region with 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 31 aircraft – 8 Bombardier CS300s, 11 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year awards, while in 2018 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.