Latvia’s airBaltic has just announced a cooperation with Etihad Airways to establish direct service between Riga and Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi service from airBaltic has been popular among travelers from Latvia and abroad. According to the news from the airline, service will continue with regular flights between the two cities also during the next winter season, with flights restarting on October 28, 2018.
Also in this news, the airline will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Almaty in Kazakhstan on April 29, 2018. The new route will offer new convenient travel options for travelers from the Baltics and Kazakhstan to airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Middle East. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic:
“We are now the first Northern European airline to launch direct flights to Almaty, which is a vibrant city in the heart of Kazakhstan. Riga – Almaty will be the second longest flight on our network. We are delighted to offer our European passengers a new and exciting destination in CIS as well to improve connectivity between the Baltics, Europe and Scandinavia for travelers from Kazakhstan.”
The Latvian airline will fly from Riga to Almaty 3 flights weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier CS300 aircraft for a flight that will last approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at 159 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company’s website.
airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, the airline also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.