Latvian airBaltic Edinburgh to Riga route launched

Latvian airline airBaltic has today launched flights between Edinburgh and Riga, Latvia.

The airline said it now connects both cities with two weekly flights, and a further addition to its service is due next week.


Martin Gauss, chief executive Officer of airBaltic, hailed the move.

He said: “Riga is a dynamic city and the key business centre of the Baltic states and has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers. It is also a very convenient transfer point with excellent connections within our wide route network.”

HeraldScotland: The route is part of an expanding programme.The route is part of an expanding programme.

He added: “Our expanding 2021 route map reflects the demand we see for destinations after the reopening of more countries for travellers.”

In addition to the new route, airBaltic also continues to offer two convenient and safe connections between United Kingdom and the capital of Latvia Riga – London and Aberdeen, and on July 4 will launch a new direct service to Manchester.

Flights between Edinburgh and Riga are operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets for the new destinations are available on the company’s website.

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