The third largest town in Latvia, Liepāja is a seaside location known for its nightlife and tourist attractions such as the world-famous Karosta prison where guests can spend the night in despondent cells of the prison which held inmates as late as 1997.
“By increasing the number of weekly flights between Riga and Liepaja, we will further connect Liepaja to the world. Such a domestic service is significant for the economy of the region. We offer increased connectivity for business and leisure travelers alike,” said airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss.
“The increasing flight frequency is very important as it offers new opportunities in terms of accessibility – it is now easier and more convenient for Liepāja residents to plan their travels, while guests from Rīga and other European cities, such as Rome, London, Stockholm or Paris, are now able to fly here on Friday night for instance, spend the weekend by the sea or while enjoying the vibrant cultural life of the city, and be back at work Monday morning with renewed energy," said Uldis Sesks, Liepāja vice mayor for strategic planning.
airBaltic will fly from Rīga to Liepāja 5 times a week. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a flight that lasts approximately 40 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at EUR 15, including airport fees.
As reported, airBaltic Group's total revenue last year amounted to €353.639 million, an increase of 19.6% on 2016, while the group's profit increased multiple times to €4.703 million.
airBaltic operates over 70 destinations from its home base in Riga. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, C.I.S. and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.