airBaltic claims 3 million passengers already this year

Latvian airline airBaltic said November 16 it had transported more than 3 million passengers during the first ten months of 2017.

airBaltic transported a total of 3 007 034 passengers on its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East from January to October inclusive.

In October 2017 airBaltic carried 319 018 passengers or 26% more than in the same period of 2016. For the fifth month in a row it has been the biggest number of carried passengers in the airline’s history, the airline said in a press release.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic was quoted saying: “We are delighted to inform that already over 3 million passengers have travelled with us this year – it is more than during the whole year of 2016. I am thankful for the great work of our dedicated team that works hard every day to deliver great service and punctuality to our passengers. We are grateful to our passengers who appreciate the quality of our services and choose to return to us.”

In October, the airline performed 4 567 flights, or 16% more than in the same period of 2016.

During the first ten months of the 2017 airBaltic has operated 42 230 flights. The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the
number of available seats, was at a level of 75.9% in October 2017. During the first ten
months of 2017, airBaltic’s load factor was at a level of 77.7%.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic reached a level of 90.2% in October
2017. This means that more than 90 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes. The flight punctuality indicator during the first ten months of 2017 reached a level of 87.5%.

The Ministry of Transport, which holds the state's majority holding in the company, as reportedly considering three different offers from unnamed investors to take stakes in the company, though no details have been released.

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