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"airBaltic" to launch Riga-Aberdeen route

RIGA, Sept 23 - Latvian national airline "airBaltic" will launch a new route between Riga and Aberdeen, UK, on March 30, 2014.

The new route will offer convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries.

Michael Grimme, Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic: “Every month, "airBaltic" has been achieving consistently good results. This means that we can now bring them back to our customers by offering affordable tickets and new destinations. We are now making the necessary preparations for the new route to offer excellent connections via Riga to and from destinations such as Baku, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa.”

Carol Benzie, Managing Director in Aberdeen: “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.”

The service will operate four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. "airBaltic" passengers will board "Boeing 737" for a 2 hour 40 minute flight. 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 in the northeastern part of Scotland.

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