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AirBaltic is one of the largest Latvian carriers in the Baltic States. In the international IATA code, it is under the acronym BT. The carrier operates flights between Riga and other various cities in the eastern and northern Europe. Airplanes with the characteristic light green logo, travel to several capitals in Western Europe, North Africa and even to Asian which was the former Soviet Republic. Some connections are also made from other nearby airports.
The airline was established in 1995 in cooperation with Scandinavian Airlines. Initially, it was only a direct carrier, but since 2008 the concept has changed. Nowadays, Air Baltic Airlines is a network carrier that combines the features of a traditional national carrier with those of a low-cost airline. The Latvian government is the majority shareholder of this company.
When booking your air tickets, it is worth checking carefully what kind of baggage you can take with you. With Air Baltic, hand luggage (dimensions and weight) are strictly defined by the regulations of this carrier. You can take two bags on board, whose weight cannot exceed 8 kilograms. If necessary, you can increase the weight limit to 12 kilograms for an additional charge. The hand luggage of airBaltic consists of bags with dimensions 55x40x23 cm and 30x40x10 cm.
By using cheap flights with a Latvian carrier, you can bring additional suitcases with you. At Air Baltic, checked-in baggage can weigh up to 20 kilograms and be the dimensions of 100x50x80 cm. The number of baggages depend on the flight class, and some of the baggages do not require a surcharge. It is important that the checked-in baggage does not contain items specified in the regulations. This includes items that are fragile, easy to damage, food products or medication.
At the Air Baltic airlines there are two types of classes you can book, it’s either economic or business class. The basic economic class can have two variants: Basic and Premium. The first model allows you to bring on board one piece of hand luggage and a handbag of specific dimensions. It also guarantees a comfortable journey in an adjustable seat. In the Premium package you have the option of transporting your checked-in baggage, as well as a number of additional options at an extra charge. These include, among others, changing the date of the flight, canceling or changing the person for whom the ticket is purchased.
With Air Baltic Business Class you can take advantage of all these facilities free of charge. Additionally, the passenger is entitled to a three-course meal. As part of the ticket, the business class passenger also benefits from free drinks and cocktails as well as press lounges at the airport. His or her baggage can be larger by an additional bag on board and two pieces of checked baggage weighing up to 40 kilograms.
Air Baltic's online check-in is a way to get to your plane quickly without formalities at the airport. All you have to do is fill out your boarding pass with your personal data at home before departure. Then the printed document will be your ticket for boarding the plane. You also need to carry an ID card with you, which can be used to confirm your personal data.
In special cases, bookings can be made up to five days before the scheduled departure date. The condition is to book a seat on board. Passengers traveling on the basic fare can check-in 36 hours before the Air Baltic flight. Check-in at the airport entails an additional cost of 35 EUR per person.
Almost forty airplanes make up the airBaltic fleet. The planes are of different sizes and come from several manufacturers. The largest number of aircraft are European Airbus A220-300, which were designed by the Canadian concern Bombardier Inc. Such universal and lightweight aircraft in the Air Baltic flies over twenty years. The rest of the fleet is made up of small passenger turboprop Bombardier Q400 NextGen, coming directly from Canada. The aircraft can accommodate several dozen people, and several dozen aircrafts fly for this carrier. The Air Baltic fleet is complemented by several American Boeing 737-300 aircraft, considered to be the most popular model of aircraft in the world.
Additional services offered by airBaltic includes meals on board. They are prepared just before departure and you can choose from several dishes. It is possible to order a special meal even before checking in. You can also take advantage of the shop onboard, which offers snacks and drinks during the trip. In addition, there are also cosmetics and jewelry you can choose to buy.
The carrier also offers a loyalty package for regular customers. Points accumulate for flying, the points can be used to book a seat on a plane or an upgrade in class for free. Members of the airBaltic VIP club have the possibility to use, among others, press lounges at several selected airports. You can also benefit from a quick security check or increased baggage allowance.
Airplanes with the airBaltic logo have their largest base at the international airport in Riga, which has the abbreviation RIX in the IATA international code. This largest airport in Latvia is also the largest airport in all Baltic States. The modern facility serves over five million passengers a year. Part of the Air Baltic fleet is also based at other airports. These include the airports in Tallinn and Vilnius.