2011-05-17

airBaltic Starts Flights to Budapest

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Latvian national airline airBaltic starts flights between Rīga and the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, thus offering convenient transit connections via North Hub Riga to and from destinations in Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS.

airBaltic will offer flights from Riga to Budapest four times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. One-way ticket prices will start at EUR 55, including airport and transaction fees. Passengers will board Bombardier Q400 aircraft for flights that will last for two hours and 15 minutes. A full schedule of flights is available on the company’s homepage – www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic serves 80 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholders are the Latvian state, with 52.6% of stock, and SIA Baltijas aviācijas sistēmas, with 47.2% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 34 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, ten Fokker 50 airplanes and eight Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business. In summer 2010, airBaltic was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline.

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