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airBaltic is a low-cost carrier founded in 1995 and has been state owned since 30 noviembre 2011. Following the closure of Air Lituanica and Estonian Air in June and noviembre 2015 respectively, airBaltic is one of two flag carriers in the Baltic countries and the only one in possession of its own fleet of aircraft. airBaltic also prides themselves in being the world's most punctual airline.
airBaltic’s main hub is Riga International Airport from where 60 direct flights are operated, most of all to Europe but not exclusively. They have flights to the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel.
Passengers travelling with airBaltic can now add additional baggage to their booking at the time of reservation. Visit our adding baggage page to find out how to book extra baggage onto your flight.
Passengers travelling with a Basic or Premium ticket are allowed 1 cabin bag measuring 55 x 40 x 23cm and weighing a maximum of 8kg.
Passengers travelling with a Business ticket or PINS VIP card are allowed 2 cabin bag measuring 55 x 40 x 23cm each and weighing a maximum of 8kg.
In addition, every passenger is permitted a personal item, such as a handbag, camera or laptop bag. This must fit the dimensions 30 x 40 x 10cm. The weight of this item much be accounted for in the 8kg carry-on baggage allowance.
Passengers with a Basic ticket do not have any free baggage allowance, but it can be purchased before flying.
Passengers with a Premium ticket are permitted 1 bag free of charge, weighing a maximum of 20kg.
Passengers with a Business ticket are permitted 2 bags free of charge, with a maximum combined weight of 40kg.
airBaltic passengers can choose fly in Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class.
The Economy "Basic" Class secures the lowest price for budget travelers, and extra services can be purchased as needed.
Pre-ordered meals and drinks are always served first or you can choose to buy your meal onboard. You can select the appropriate dietary requirements as airBaltic has it all. Stay entertained with airBaltic's in-flight magazine.
With Premium Economy Class you can choose to pre-order 16 different types of meals and drinks or you can choose to buy your meal onboard. These meals are cooked from the finest ingredients shortly before the flight. The Premium Class includes service at the Business check-in counter, fast track security check-in Riga airport, ability to pre-select your preferred seat in the aircraft, a checked-in bag free of charge, and allows you to make changes to the booking.
Onboard you can enjoy a luxurious seasonal three-course meal offered with a wide selection of beverages throughout the flight. With added comfort, airBaltic offers Business Class passengers a nice and quiet front row seat with a free seat next to them. If you are an adventurous backpacker or sophisticated voyager, the monthly Baltic Outlook magazine is an excellent resource for any kind of travelers. From inspirational travel stories to news about the latest hotspots and happenings on airBaltic's destination cities. Full of surprises and useful tips, it also features the latest trends in design, food, technology, and style.
Before your flight, you can enjoy all the benefits of a comfortable business lounge. You can check in for your flight and drop your luggage at the Business class check-in desk and head straight to fast track security, skipping the queues. airBaltic's Business class name change, flight date, and time change and cancellation rules are very flexible and simple. If you have to cancel your flight, you get a full refund.
airBaltic provides comfortable seats along with spacious leg room.
airBaltic passengers can check in online prior to their flight departure for a quick and easy airport journey.
airBaltic offer online check-in for their passengers. This service opens 5 days (118 hours) prior to departure and can be found here .
Passengers can also check-in at the airport for their flights. Passengers can choose to use the seat service check-in kiosks, which are free of charge. Additionally, passengers can check-in at the check-in desk, which will be charged at a fee. Check-in deadlines are due to the airport departing from, so be sure to check before travelling what time you need to arrive at the airport.
airBaltic has a frequent flyer program called 'PINS'.
PINS is also the name of the 'loyalty currency' that airBaltic credit their frequent flyers with. PINS can be used to redeem free baggage allowance, no queues, reserved seating and much more to make travelling even more pleasant.
airBaltic has different types of tickets available including Basic, Premium and Business. Basic economy class package has 1 cabin bag and one personal item for hand luggage and Business Class has 2 cabin bags with 1 personal item.
airBaltic currently flies to destinations to specific destinations around Europe, which include Vilnius, Helsinki, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Radom, Thessaloniki and further afield from its bases in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, as per the table below:
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Riga International Airport, which serves as main hub to airBaltic is the largest airport of the Baltic States. The airport serves a total of 80 destinations in 30 countries and serves as main hub to SmartLynx Airlines, RAF-Avia, VIP Avia and Inversija as well as the main Baltic airline.
Riga International Airport has one runaway and can handle 4 million passengers per annum. Other airlines which fly to and from Riga International Airport include Aeroflot, Brussels Airlines, Sprint Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air.
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airBaltic currently consists of the following fleet.
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Riga ✈️ Tbilisi
Tallinn ✈️ Berlin
Tallinn ✈️ Paris
Vilnius ✈️ Stockholm
Riga ✈️ London
Riga ✈️ Copenhagen