Latvian airline airBaltic are putting the finishing touches to their plans to launch a new route between Riga and Aberdeen, UK.
Currently at the planning stages of the schedule, the new route which will be operational in spring 2014 will offer convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries.
It is predicted that the service will operate four days a week. It will provide an important service to businesses at both ends of the route, as well as feeding the growing leisure market thanks to the popularity of Riga as a short-break destination from the North-east of Scotland.
Michael Grimme, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic, said: “Every month, airBaltic has been achieving consistently good results.
“This means we can now bring it back to our customers by offering affordable tickets and new destinations.
“We are now making the necessary preparations for a new Aberdeen-Riga route to offer excellent connections via Riga to and from destinations such as Baku, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa.”
Carol Benzie, Commercial Director in Aberdeen, said: “The energy industry will benefit from this route, and many of our business passengers will value this service into Riga as well as the onward connections that serving this hub will provide.
“On top of that it will be welcomed by our leisure passengers who see Riga as a popular short break destination. We look forward to welcoming airBaltic to the Aberdeen team.”