airBaltic claims summer passenger record

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Latvia's national airline, airBaltic, claimed September 8 it had had a record breaking summer with regard to the number of passengers carried.

Citing provisional data, the airline which is currently attempting to woo buyers said that in August 2017 it carried more than 380 000 passengers or roughly 20% more than in the same period of 2016.

"For the third month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the three summer months, airBaltic has transported a total of more than 1 150 000 passengers," the airline said in a press release.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic said: “When we worked on the Horizon 2021 business plan a few years ago, we set rather high ambitions for the airline. Still, we never expected to see such rapid growth such early. We hope to finish 2017 with excellent results, as our winter sales look rather promising as well.”

He added that the introduction of new Bombardier CS300 planes to airBaltic's fleet had been an important contributory factor.

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