airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA.
airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. In addition, airBaltic also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.
airBaltic has established close co-operation with airlines that enhance airBaltic’s well-balanced network of West-bound and East-bound destinations. The flights are operated in codeshare with in approximately 20 partners to supplement the network and provide even larger variety of destinations for travellers from Riga.
airBaltic was the first airline in the world to introduce the brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft. As of right now the airBaltic fleet consists of in total 30 aircraft – Bombardier CS300, Boeing 737-500, Boeing 737-300 and Bombardier Q400Next Gen.