airBaltic

By Graham Warwick
Latvian airline airBaltic’s training arm has signed a letter of intent with Diamond Aircraft to purchase three eDA40 electric training aircraft.
Maintenance & Training

By Kurt Hofmann
CEO Martin Gauss discusses the Riga-based airline’s increasing Airbus A220-300 maintenance demand and its Pratt & Whitney engine experience.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Graham Warwick
AirBaltic has signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate with Dutch company Fokker Next Gen on design of a hydrogen-powered 120-150-seat airliner.
Small Narrowbody Jets

By Victoria Moores
Latvian carrier airBaltic is looking to reposition Riga as a north-south hub, tapping connecting traffic flows from the Balkans.
Airports & Networks

By David Casey
AirBaltic’s application to fly to, from and within the U.S. could help the Latvian airline address seasonal fleet overcapacity.
Airports & Networks

By Helen Massy-Beresford, Adrian Schofield, Christine Boynton, Lori Ranson
Digital advances help airlines capitalize on seat choices, onboard sales and more.
Airlines & Lessors

By Victoria Moores
AirBaltic’s 2023 passenger numbers rose 36% to 6.9 million, resulting in the highest revenue and profit figures in the company’s 28-year history.
Airlines & Lessors

By Jens Flottau
Lufthansa has announced the first operational plans for its new affiliate City Airlines, a project highly contentious for its labor unions.
Airlines & Lessors

By William Moore
Slight divergence is seen, but no figures are remarkably low for the full-service national airlines of Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, and Uzbekistan.
Airlines & Lessors

By Kurt Hofmann
The request for 20 additional Airbus A220-300s is meant to fill the gap before its next batch of ordered A220s become available for delivery at the end of 2026.
Airlines & Lessors

By Alan Dron
Flydubai is to start services to Basel, Switzerland, and the Baltic capital cities, becoming the first UAE carrier to operate direct flights to each city.
Airlines & Lessors

By David Casey
The latest airline route news, featuring network changes, schedule alterations, codeshares and interline agreements.
Airports & Networks

By Victoria Moores
Estonia and Lithuania are each considering investing in airBaltic during the Latvian carrier’s upcoming flotation.
Airlines & Lessors

By Alan Dron
The Estonian government is in discussions with seven potential new owners of the Baltic nation’s Nordic Aviation Group (NAG).
Airlines & Lessors

By David Casey
A selection of 60 new routes starting in December, including long-haul services being launched by United Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Vietnam Airlines.
Airports & Networks

By Lori Ranson
Air Baltic continues to face uncertainty in the operation of its Airbus A220-300 fleet in 2024 due to issues with the Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engines.
Airlines & Lessors

By Daniel Williams
With the fallout of orders from the recent Dubai Airshow, this week's Flight Friday looks at those operators who ordered more than 30 aircraft at the show.
Dubai Airshow

By David Casey
The latest airline route news, featuring network changes, schedule alterations, codeshares and interline agreements.
Airports & Networks

By Christine Boynton
With a new firm order for 30 Airbus A220-300s and purchase rights for a further 20, AirBaltic is positioned to grow its fleet to 100 of the type by 2030.
Dubai Airshow

By Kurt Hofmann
Swiss cannot reduce the number of wet-leased aircraft it planned to operate in summer 2024 and must invest further to increase punctuality.
Airlines & Lessors

By Aaron Karp
The latest airline route news, featuring network changes, schedule alterations, codeshares and interline agreements.
Airports & Networks

By Victoria Moores
Latvian carrier airBaltic is pressing ahead with its plans for an initial public offering (IPO).
Airlines & Lessors

By Helen Massy-Beresford
AirBaltic CEO Martin Gauss tells Aviation Daily that issues with its Airbus A220s' PW1500G engines are subsiding.
Airlines & Lessors

By Alex Derber
How airlines have adapted their maintenance cost strategies and planning to cope with unprecedented upheaval in the market.
Aircraft & Propulsion