The figure means for first time in the history of the airline airBaltic has reached 60% market share in Riga, it added.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer said: “In May, we have further improved our operational results with record high numbers and seen additional growth in Riga. Having such a strong role in the Baltic region helps us significantly in improving our efficiently and by using the brand-new Airbus A220-300 we offer better connectivity and more affordable prices to our customers. We are also investing in modern technologies to further strengthen our role as the number-one connectivity provider in the Baltics.”
As recently reported by LSM, airBaltic has also grown to become the number one airline operating out of Tallinn, Estonia, in terms of passenger numbers.
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock.
From June 17 until June 23, the airline participates in the world’s largest and oldest aviation exhibition, the Paris Air Show. Together with the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, airBaltic is showing off its Airbus A220-300 planes. The airline was among the first to commit to buying the planes in large numbers - a decision that appears to have paid off.
Thus far, airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300 with every second airBaltic passenger flying on the aircraft. Airbus A220-300s have completed more than 27 000 flights and the airline says it "has performed beyond the company’s expectations."