airBaltic extends seasonal flights between Abu Dhabi and Riga


Encouraging travellers from Abu Dhabi to visit the Baltic region, Latvia’s airBaltic has increased its winter season frequencies between the UAE capital city and Riga.  

Originally, seasonal flights from Abu Dhabi to Riga began in October 2019 and were expected to continue through to March 28, 2020. Due to an increase in demand for the destination, the seasonal route will be extended with three weekly flights running until April 27, 2020.

In total, airBaltic expects a traffic on this route to rise by 14 per cent over the winter 2019/2020 season.

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Senior vice president network management, airBaltic, Wolfgang Reuss commented: “The Abu Dhabi route has shown a strong demand, making it viable to extend the flights to the end of April. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and the second-largest city in the country, therefore, this route has a potential not only for leisure but also for business travellers.

“Our passengers can travel to both cities for very attractive prices in the economy or our full-service business class on the new and comfortable Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which is one of the quietest and greenest aircraft in its class,” Reuss added.

Abu Dhabi is a popular winter destination among leisure travellers from Latvia, however travellers from Abu Dhabi are also being charmed by Latvia, which is home to charming culture and beautiful surroundings.

airBaltic’s route offers seamless connections via Riga to other destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. Popular transfer destinations include Tallinn (Estonia) and Vilnius (Lithuania), as well as Stockholm, Helsinki and Germany.