airBaltic, (formally: AS Air Baltic Corporation) is a state-owned Latvian airline and flag carrier. airBaltic is primarily run from its headquarters in Riga, Latvia, while the airline maintains secondary hubs in neighboring Tallinn, Estonia and in Vilnius, Lithuania. This airline was originally created as a joint venture between SAS and the Latvian state but this partnership ended in 2009 when SAS sold all its shares in the venture.
This airline used to rely on the Boeing 737 as its main vessel, however, the airline has since 2016 been replacing these with CS300 aircraft from the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. Considering that most estimates give Boeing and Airbus around 80-90% of the total civil aircraft market combined, the real aircraft geek might just get a little kick out of starting the next vacation in a Bombardier. Flying airBaltic will get you around Northeastern Europe in a hurry, usually with short layovers in one of the Baltic states if the trip goes to one of the more distant ones of their over 70 destinations.
Cheap flights from London and other European cities to
Riga, Tallinn, Moscow, Vilnius, Palanga, Malaga etc.
3 interesting countries bordering the Baltic Sea, all members of the EU and Nato and considered rising economies.
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