21.01.2022 - Transport & logistics

airBaltic carries 21% more passengers in 2021

Latvian airline airBaltic in 2021 has carried 1 628 000 passengers or 21% more than the year before. In 2021, the airline performed 23 440 flights from all three Baltic states.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “In 2021, we focused on providing efficient connectivity to and from the Baltic region. We have added important destinations for both leisure and business traffic to our route network, which have been in high demand among our passengers. The opening of our new base in Tampere, Finland this spring will open even more connectivity opportunities in the Nordic region.” 

“Connectivity is at the core of what we do and it makes a crucial contribution to the Latvian economy. A large part of our passengers have entered Latvia for transit purposes, but for an even larger number of tourists Latvia has been the main destination. This has significantly helped to improve Latvia's economic growth and recovery in sectors such as catering or hospitality. airBaltic has always grown together with people in the Baltic states and we strive to contribute to the society as much as possible,” Martin Gauss added.

Indicator 2021 2020 Change
Number of passengers 1 628 000 1 340 900     21%
Number of flights 23 440     22 270 5%
15-minute flight punctuality indicator 85.0%     94.6% -9.6%-points

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 flights and tickets for the new destinations are already available on the company's website at www.airbaltic.com.

Source: airbaltic.com

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