Price per 1 adult person for round trip
AirBaltic airlines (marked with IATA code BT) were established in August 28, 1995. Initially, they operated as a cooperation with SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), but after fifteen years they became an independent enterprise. The majority shareholder is the Latvian government, while the remainder belongs to the well-known Danish business manager Lars Thuesen.
The carrier's mode of operation and business model are surely worthy of a mention. The airline could be described as a combination of traditional domestic carriers with low cost airlines. Currently, the airlines operate regular connections mainly between the Baltic States, as well as to cities of Scandinavia and Western European. AirBaltic aircrafts also travel to several cities in North Africa and the former Soviet Republics in western Asia. On top of that, they work with smaller local carriers offering transfer connections.
Air Baltic allows specific dimensions and weight for baggage that you can bring on board or check in at the airport. The permitted dimensions of hand luggage are 55x40x23 cm. On top of that, the passenger has the option of taking 30x40x10 cm luggage. It is important that the weight of both pieces of baggage does not exceed 8 kilograms. This weight can be raised by 4 kg upon the passenger's request and at an extra charge.
The Latvian carrier also allows the possibility of carrying an additional bag. At Air Baltic, checked baggage may be 100x50x80 cm and cannot exceed the weight of 20 kilograms. These conditions may change for connecting flights operated by cooperating airlines.
It is worth carefully checking the dimensions and weight of your luggage before take-off. Earlier notification and additional payment to the ticket price can be much more beneficial than extra fees settled during luggage check performed by airport controllers.
The various booking classes of AirBaltic give passengers many choices of flight standard. The basic and cheapest flights are also known as the economy class. As part of the ticket, you can enjoy a comfortable flight in pleasant conditions in a spacious adjustable seat. You are also allowed free hand luggage.
Slightly more expensive tickets are provided for more demanding Air Baltic passengers. The ticket price of the business class and the basic class includes, among others, check-in at the airport or choice of seat. Other options, such as changing the flight date or cancelling the flight in the basic version are paid extra. The business class gives such opportunities at no extra charge, and on top of that it guarantees a three-course meal, unlimited free drinks and beverages on board, as well as access to the business hall at the airport.
To save time and travel costs, you can check in before your flight with Air Baltic. Online check-in is possible up to five days before departure if the passenger has purchased a seat reservation. If the flight is connected and is operated by two carriers, online check-in is possible only one day before take-off. Air Baltic provides an additional fee for passengers checking in only at the airport.
For self-check-in, all you need is to provide your ID details and print your boarding pass. You should carry this document and ID card with you before departure. The passenger should also arrive at the airport in advance to take advantage of the accelerated personal check-in. Online check-in cannot be used by minors who are flying alone or on separate reservations.
A good quality fleet, which is composed of relatively new aircrafts, is the hallmark of AirBaltic. Planes flying under the flag of this Latvian carrier come from several recognised western manufacturers. A significant part of the fleet consists of the European Airbus A220-300, which can take up to 160 passengers. The aircraft is considered the lightest and most economical in its class, and Air Baltic owns over twenty such machines.
On top of that, the carrier also owns American single-aisle Boeing 737-300 aircrafts, which can seat up to 190 passengers. The smaller Bombardier Q400 NextGen turbine powered vehicles come from Canada; they can hold up to 80 people on board. In total, AirBaltic has almost forty machines.
At Air Baltic, you can count on additional services that will speed up your flight and make it more enjoyable. When booking air tickets, it is worth paying attention to the fast track service, which enables express travel around the airport and priority check-in. AirBaltic also offers the option of booking a seat on the plane. An additional fee will grant you not only your favourite place, but also the possibility of online check-in five days before the flight.
The airlines also offer numerous facilities for those traveling with families. It is allowed to transport pets in special transporters in the cabin or the hold, if they do not fit under the seat. A great facilitation is also the option of childcare. If the youngest have to fly alone due to the fact that they cannot be supervised by none of the parents, AirBaltic takes special care of them.
The airport serving Riga is considered to be the base airport of AirBaltic, which is marked with the symbol RIX in the IATA code. It is the largest port in Latvia and in the area of all Baltic States. It serves over five million passengers annually. The airport is modern and meets all EU regulations and requirements; there is also a hotel on the premises.
AirBaltic airlines also have two smaller bases for planes at the airports in Vilnius (in the IATA code it corresponds to the symbol VNO) and Tallinn in Estonia (TLL).