12 JULY 2021


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Article from BTNews 12 JULY 2021

Manchester to Riga

Latvian airline airBaltic launched new scheduled flights on 4 July between Manchester and Riga with initially twice weekly flights.

AirBaltic is an exclusive Airbus A220-300 operator with a 146-seat layout.  First delivered in November 2017, the airline has fulfilled its initial order for 23 of the former Bombardier CS300 and is taking more.  AirBaltic also flies to Aberdeen and Gatwick.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, 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. Our expanding 2021 route map reflects the demand we see for destinations after the reopening of more countries for travellers.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It is great to see airBaltic commence flights to Riga from Manchester Airport. As and when travel restrictions continue to ease, the route will offer great access to Eastern Europe and beyond for both leisure and business travellers alike. We look forward to working closely with the team at airBaltic as they grow and develop from Manchester Airport.”


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James Bright, Toronto Canada

What a political mess Bombardier made of the CS, and when it was proven given away to Airbus. The fact it does not use Billy Bishop is typical. Next a move for all production to the US!