airBaltic returns to Dublin route due to ‘strong demand’ for Riga service

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  • Flights are 4w – Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Dep Dub 09.15 arr Riga 14.10; dep Riga 07.30 arr Dub 08.35
  • Route will be operated with new Airbus A220-300s

Latvia’s airBaltic is to fly Dublin-Riga this summer from March due to “strong demand” for the service to and from the Baltic country’s capital.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic and formerly  CEO of Hungarian carrier Malev, said: “This route has had strong demand for years now and we are very happy that we can add flights between the two cities to our expanding route portfolio. airBaltic passengers now will have direct flights to Riga with the new Airbus A220-300 aircraft.”

airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss

airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss

The airline last operated a seasonal Dublin service in 2012, and despite citing strong competition from Ryanair in the past, has been looking at opening an Irish route in recent years. Tickets for the new service, which begins on March 31, are now bookable.

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Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “This new service to Riga will further enhance the connectivity between Ireland and Latvia and is good news for passengers as it will offer additional choice and convenience.”

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Middle East from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.

 

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