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At the beginning of November, the Latvian national airline airBaltic hosted the airBaltic Open Day for the Ministry of Transport. The four-hour event was attended by the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia Kaspars Briškens and his Office.

The comprehensive, in-depth tour provided a behind-the-scenes look at the airline's activities, current events and future plans. The guests explored key facilities of the company, including the Operations Control Center, Call Center, Crew Center, and Media Studio, along with the airBaltic Maintenance Center, and the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. One of the key highlights was an immersive experience in the airBaltic Training Centre’s full flight simulator.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “It was an honor to welcome Minister Briškens and his team at airBaltic, thus demonstrating our commitment to operational excellence and the airline’s role in strengthening Latvia's presence in the global aviation market. Undeniably, airBaltic has always been a topic of broad interest in society and politics, however we are dedicated to transparent communication, our objectives and actions. We are looking forward to a successful partnership with the Ministry of Transport, enhancing our contributions to Latvia's economy and the Baltic aviation sector.”

Kaspars Briškens, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Latvia: “Our national airline airBaltic is more than a successful company and a leader in the export industry – airBaltic is also the strongest brand of Latvia and the Baltics and also our key to connectivity with European development centers. I am excited to see how the company continues to develop, both by expanding the fleet and also by preparing for the listing of the company's shares on the stock exchange.”

airBaltic operates more than 100 routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Tampere, offering connections to a wide range of destinations in the airline's route network in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Caucasus region. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets are available on the company's homepage at

airBaltic in brief:

airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.97% of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.03%. airBaltic offers connections to more than 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Caucasus region. Over the last 28 years airBaltic has developed as a strong and internationally respected airline, which employs more than 2 500 employees. The airBaltic fleet consists of 45 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, making it one of the youngest fleets in Europe. The airline has received several international awards for excellence, innovative services and significant achievements. Skytrax has awarded airBaltic two years in a row as the best airline in its region. Additionally, in 2022, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded airBaltic the Diversity and Inclusion Team Award. In 2023 the airline received the APEX Passenger Choice Award of Best Cabin Service in Europe.

For more information, please contact:

airBaltic Corporate Communication Unit
Air Baltic Corporation AS