Latvian airline airBaltic is set to launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia from April.
The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia to airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.\
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic, said: “We are delighted to add Yekaterinburg as the 14th new destination to our summer 2020 route map.
“Every year more than half of all passengers from Russia are choosing Riga as transfer hub to over 70 destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East served by airBaltic.
“By launching flights from Riga to Yekaterinburg, we are offering one additional gateway between Europe and Russia and vice versa.”
Yekaterinburg will be the sixth destination airBaltic serves in Russia, in addition to convenient connections between Riga and Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Sochi and Kazan.
In 2019 airBaltic carried 16% more passengers than in 2018 on Russian routes.
AirBaltic will fly from Riga to Yekaterinburg twice weekly operating Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
AirBaltic will launch 14 new routes for its summer season, including four new direct destinations from Tallinn, Estonia, and five new destinations from Vilnius, Lithuania.