airBaltic Prepare for Aberdeen Riga Service

Latvian airline airBaltic is preparing to launch a new service out of Aberdeen Airport to Riga.

The new service, to launch as part of the airline’s Spring 2014 schedule, will offer convenient connections between the two cities, operating an anticipated four times a week.

A wealth of connecting flights are also available out of Riga, on the airline’s other routes including destinations throughout Scandinavia, Russia and CIS countries.

Riga has important business connections with the Scottish city, as well as its rapidly increasing popularity as a short break destination. Riga is a city rich in heritage, culture, architecture, as well as being home to the Latvian National Opera.

Speaking about the new service, airBaltic Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Grimme, says “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 and Odessa.”

Whilst, Carol Benzie, Aberdeen Airport’s Commercial Director added “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.”