AirBaltic inaugurated the Riga - Bucharest route, on June 3, 2014
In March 2014, AirlinesTravel announced the intentions of the company AirBaltic to launch flights to Romania.
This happened according to the schedule, and the Latvian air operator launched, on June 3, flights on the route Riga - Bucharest. The route between Bucharest and the European Capital of Culture in 2014 has a frequency of 4 flights per week, in the summer season 2014 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) and there will be 3 flights in winter, according to airBaltic representatives.
The four round trips provide connections both between the two capitals and to other destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia and Russia.
The flights will be operated by aircraft Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen, and the flight time is estimated at 2 hours and 55 minutes. The price of a return ticket starts from 179 euros, including airport taxes and booking fees, except for the price of hold luggage, which costs 30 euros on site payment or 40 euros at the airport. For those who will travel to Business Elite class, the price of a round trip ticket is 635 euros.
airBaltic estimates 20.000 - 25.000 number of passengers each year for the new route, of which 70% will travel on vacation and 30% for business purposes.
With 3 million passengers transported in 2013, airBaltic continues to expand this year, until the end of the year new 6 destinations will be introduced.
The Latvian operator serves over 60 from destinations from Riga. From each of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to networks in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Middle East.
The airBaltic fleet consists of 25 aircraft - five Boeing 737-500 aircraft, eight Boeing 737-300 and 12 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capitals: Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn.
Tourist in Riga
Culturally satisfying, the tourist can use Riga, the center of the Baltic region, as a starting point to other destinations, far from civilization. Tourists can enjoy the short but intense Baltic summer. The three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have over 1.000 km of coastline.
The city of Riga hosted about 1,5 million tourists in 2013, and in 2014, when the city won its title of European cultural capital, about 2 million visitors are expected.