airBaltic announces new winter destination – GRAN CANARIA

airBaltic announces that starting on November 1, 2022, it will launch new flights from Riga, Latvia to Gran Canaria, Spain. Gran Canaria is the second most visited island in the Canary Islands after Tenerife and is a well-known, attractive leisure destination for travellers all around the world.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “By adding Gran Canaria to our route network, we are delighted to expand our offering for the upcoming winter season. Gran Canaria will be one of the farthest destinations in airBaltic’s network. We are glad to connect Latvia to another sunny, exciting and well-demanded destination in the Canary Islands in addition to Tenerife, which was launched last year and has demonstrated outstanding passenger results.”

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price *, GREEN Price *, GREEN Classic Price*, Business
Riga–Gran Canaria 2 flights weekly November 1, 2022 169 EUR 219 EUR 659 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com subject to availability

Flights between Riga and Gran Canaria will be operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Flights to Gran Canaria are scheduled to take 6 hours and 40 minutes.

airBaltic continues to offer the best connectivity to and from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius as well as Tampere, connecting them with leading European business centres and transit hubs. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets are available on the company’s homepage at www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic in brief:

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 is responsible for more than 2.5% of the Latvian GDP. airBaltic operates 36 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%.

The 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/.