Latvian airline airBaltic reports that in 2021 it has carried over 640 000 bags of air mail within its network, thus maintaining its status as the largest air mail carrier in the Baltic region. In total, airBaltic handled almost 9 000 tonnes of cargo and mail in 2021.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We provide the best connectivity to and from the Baltic region and that does not only matter to those who travel. It also means we can offer scheduled air cargo services essential for fast and reliable exchange of goods. In the age of digital commerce, consumer goods often arrive by air. So does medical goods and other essential shipments. Last year we handled around 6 million letters and parcels.”
airBaltic is the largest export airmail partner to Latvijas Pasts and the largest air mail carrier in the Baltics. Each bag of air mail consists of letters, both smaller and larger parcels and consists of 10-15 shipments on average.
In 2021, airBaltic continued its expansion in the Baltics by launching 15 new routes, including flights to such destinations as Dubai or Tenerife. A complete schedule of airBaltic can be found on the company’s website at www.airbaltic.com.
Health and safety:
The safety and health of our passengers is airBaltic’s top priority. airBaltic has introduced strong health measures and the flight operations follow the recommendations issued by authorities. To read more about the airBaltic health measures, please visit airBaltic website: https://www.airbaltic.com/en/health-measures.
airBaltic asks its passengers to strictly follow all of the rules and regulations issued by the relevant authorities. Passengers are strongly suggested to check the travel regulations and airport restrictions on the official websites or with local embassies before travelling. Regulations are changing rapidly and vary per country, therefore passengers are asked to always make sure they have the latest information to have a smooth journey.
airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. Over the last 25 years airBaltic has developed as a strong, profitable and internationally respected airline. airBaltic is by far the best known international brand of Latvia and responsible for more than 2.5% of the Latvian GDP. airBaltic operates 32 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. Skytrax has awarded Latvian airline airBaltic a five–star COVID-19 safety rating. In addition, airBaltic is one of the Top twenty airlines for COVID-19 compliance by the safety, product, and COVID-19 rating agency Airlineratings.com. In 2018 and 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 96.14% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds 3.86% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA.
Aviation industry indirectly provides close to 30 000 jobs in Latvia, while millions of people transfer through Riga, yet many more arrive to Latvia. Each year foreign tourists spend more than EUR 750 million in Latvia. Find out more: https://blog.airbaltic.com/airbaltic-an-asset-for-the-national-economy-of-latvia/.