airBaltic claims record-breaking year

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Latvian airline airBaltic said January 16 it carried 4,135,711 passengers or 17% more than in 2017 on its network. It is the highest number of passengers carried annually in airline’s history.

In 2018, airBaltic operated a total of 56,261 flights (12% more than in 2017) and 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% in 2018, down slightly from 2017's figure of 76%. The punctuality indicator remained unchanged with 88% of flights departing within 15 minutes of the advertised time.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer said: “Our airline has a strong and efficient hybrid business model, loyal passengers and dedicated employees. In addition to our new aircraft, we were able to continue our sustainable growth.”

“In 2019, we will continue to grow, by adding at least six new routes and additional capacities on various other destinations. From Riga, we will launch flights to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv. We will continue to grow our presence also in Tallinn, by adding flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen,” Gauss added.

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