Soon in BelgradeThe national carrier of Latvia, airBaltic will commence services to Belgrade from its Riga base on May 5, 2010. Flights from Riga will operate 4 times per week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. All flights will be operated by the Boeing B737-500 aircraft. A return ticket from Riga is expected to set passengers back at least 120 Euros, all taxes included. This is the first time the Serbian and Latvian capitals will be connected by a scheduled air service.
airBaltic was initially established by SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Although SAS sold all of its shares in airBaltic earlier this year, both still share a high degree of cooperation. airBaltic also operates out of Lithuania’s capital Vilnius. Earlier this year Latvian media suggested that airBaltic is on the brink of bankruptcy and that 2010 will be a do or die year for the airline. Despite this, the airline will post a profit by the end of 2009. The Belgrade service will be launched together with new flights to Madrid and Vaasa in Finland.
All flight details for the above-mentioned service can be found in the new route launches section on the right hand side.