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airBaltic to fly from Riga to Edinburgh and Tenerife

airBaltic has announced flights from Riga and Latvia to Edinburgh in Scotland and Tenerife in Spain using Airbus A220-300 aircrafts.

RigaEdinburgh

Starting 4th June,2021, the flag carrier of Latvia will start flying to the Scottish capital from its base in Riga.

Flight schedule of Riga-Edinburgh-Riga route:

  • Riga-Edinburgh
  • Departure time: 16:00
  • Arrival time: 16:50
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: BT669
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Edinburgh-Riga
  • Departure time: 17:35
  • Arrival time: 22:15
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: BT670
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer, airBaltic, said:

We are delighted to announce our second destination in Scotland, thus expanding connectivity between Latvia and the United Kingdom. In addition to the new route, airBaltic also continues to offer convenient and safe connections between Riga and London, Aberdeen and Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, said:

We are always looking to add new routes and we are excited to be welcoming airBaltic to Edinburgh Airport and connecting the capital cities of Scotland and Latvia. We know people are eager to travel when conditions allow and we want to be able to offer some excitement through new destinations, and Riga is definitely one for people to check out and experience one of the finest cities in the Baltics.

The only competitor for airBaltic on this route will be RyanAir when it starts twice-weekly (increasing to 4-times-a-week in June) flights between the two cities.

Riga-Tenerife

On 2nd September,2021, airBaltic will launch flights between Riga and Spanish island of Tenerife.

Flight schedule of Riga-Tenerife-Riga route:

  • Riga-Tenerife
  • Departure time: 08:30
  • Arrival time: 13:10
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: BT761
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Tenerife-Riga
  • Departure time: 14:10
  • Arrival time: 22:25
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: BT762
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

While the longest scheduled flight onboard an A220 is Air Austral’s Reunion-Chennai flight, the flight between Riga and Tenerife will be one of the longest flight operated by the aircraft.

Mr. Guass said:

Tenerife is the largest and most popular destination in the Canary Islands and will be an excellent addition to our improved route map, offering another sunny, safe getaway for travellers from the Baltics. It will be one of the longest flights on our route map. We are looking forward to the upcoming summer season and we believe that the epidemiological situation will improve as the vaccination levels increase.”

airBaltic expanding rapidly

airBaltic recently announced flights to Greece, Italy, Germany and UAE. It is expanding in Europe and the Middle East very rapidly. And this is not all. According to the airline’s CEO, it is planning to add more routes in anticipation of surge in demand for Summer 2021.

Featured image by airBaltic

What do you think of airBaltic’s expansion plans and new flights to Edinburgh and Tenerife? Let me know in the comments section below.

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