airBaltic’s Strong Start to Summer, 11% More Passengers in April


Riga. The Latvian national airline airBaltic starts the summer season strongly, carrying 365 200 passengers in April 2024 – an 11% increase compared to the same period last year. These are the second-highest passenger numbers carried in April in the airline's history. In April, airBaltic operated 3 750 flights, marking a 15% increase from the previous year.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “The month-to-month growth in passenger numbers shows our position as the leading airline in the Baltic States. At the beginning of May, we launched 15 new destinations from all our home bases, including seven new countries in Southeast Europe. This expansion offers our customers even wider travel opportunities this summer. Additionally, we recently announced our new Pop-Up flights, featuring routes from Riga to Liepaja and from Tallinn to Palma de Mallorca. We look forward to announcing even more exciting destinations within this concept. These developments are expected to further boost our traffic across the Baltic region and beyond.”

April, 2024*April, 2023**Change
Number of passengers365 200330 000+11%
Number of flights3 7503 260+15%

*Preliminary rounded data from airBaltic monthly reports.

**Actual rounded data from airBaltic monthly reports.

In the first quarter of 2024, the airline carried nearly one million passengers, amounting to 926 000, which is a 20% increase during the same period in the previous year. Earlier this year, airBaltic Group reported an all-time record profit of EUR 34 million for 2023.

In 2024, airBaltic expanded its network by announcing 17 new routes – 8 from Latvia, 4 from Estonia, 4 from Lithuania and 1 from Finland, providing connectivity to and from all its bases more than ever before.

airBaltic operates more than 130 routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Tampere and, seasonally, Gran Canaria, offering connections to a wide range of destinations in the airline's route network in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets are available on the company's homepage at

Featured photo credit: airBaltic

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airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.97% of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.03%. airBaltic offers connections to more than 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Caucasus region. Over the last 28 years airBaltic has developed as a strong and internationally respected airline, which employs more than 2 500 employees. The airBaltic fleet consists of 46 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, making it one of the youngest fleets in Europe. The airline has received several international awards for excellence, innovative services and significant achievements. Skytrax has awarded airBaltic two years in a row as the best airline in its region. Additionally, in 2022, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) awarded airBaltic the Diversity and Inclusion Team Award. In 2023 the airline received the APEX Passenger Choice Award of Best Cabin Service in Europe.


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