Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has ordered a total of 24 electric vehicles for its ground handling, technical and other functions. The company has already installed seven charging stations on the apron of Riga Airport, with 15 more to be installed by the year end.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Sustainability is at the core of our future development. That is why already last year we decided that all new cars that the company will purchase will be electric. Today our ground handling colleagues are already using the first electric vehicles we have purchased. We think greener, we fly greener.”
In April, airBaltic received the highest ranking among Latvian brands in the European Sustainable Brand Index in the transport and travel sector. The study was conducted from December 2021 to February 2022, and it analysed how society’s attitudes towards sustainability affect branding, communication, and business development.
Latvian airline airBaltic has published its annual sustainability report, providing information of airBaltic and its subsidiaries performance in this segment for 2021. Full airBaltic sustainability report is accessible on the company’s website: https://www.airbaltic.com/sustainability/?lang=en.
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 34 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 97.03% of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.97%.
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/.