Tuesday September 21, 2021

AirBaltic launches Turku-Riga direct flights

Published : 03 Sep 2021, 00:56

  DF Report

File Photo: AirBaltic.

AirBaltic on Thursday has started to operate direct flights between Turku and Riga, said Finavia, the company runs county´s airports in a press release.

"It is great news that airlines are coming back to the Turku Airport. AirBaltic’s direct route between Riga and Turku is very welcome. Many are itching to travel and want to see the world since they haven’t been able to do so for some time now," said Turku Airport manager Juha Aaltonen.

At first, the flights from Turku to Riga take place twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays with flights from Riga to Turku on Wednesdays and Sundays.

The aircraft for these flights will be the Airbus A220-300 series jet planes, which seat 145 passengers.

"We are glad to be able to serve the Turku region’s passengers again and to offer our extensive network of continuation flights through the Riga Airport. If there is enough demand, we can increase our flights for this route," said AirBaltic Head of Sales Jan Nyholm.

The Turku Airport has been in business during the entire pandemic. Wizzair flies three times a week to Poland’s Gdansk and twice a week to Skopje in North Macedonia, and Air Leap’s flights between Turku and Mariehamn have gone on almost uninterrupted throughout the pandemic.