The route should get an immediate boost as this summer Sochi will be one of the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup and the new connection via Riga will offer flight options to all who are planning to attend the championship.
airBaltic flies from Riga to Sochi two times a week on a Boeing 737 aircraft, and the flight is scheduled to last 3 hours and 10 minutes. One-way ticket prices to Sochi start at 99 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs.
As usual, the airline celebrated with a decorated cake.
airBaltic serves over 70 routes from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.