The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on 1 April 2020. The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.
Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic said: “We now add Yekaterinburg as the 14th new destination to our summer 2020 route map. Every year more than half of all passengers from Russia are choosing Riga as transfer hub to over 70 destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East served by airBaltic. By launching flights from Riga to Yekaterinburg, we are offering one additional gateway between Europe and Russia and vice versa.”
Yekaterinburg will be the sixth destination the carrier serves in Russia, in addition to connections between Riga and Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Sochi and Kazan. The number of passengers is growing each year. In 2019, the airline carried 16% more passengers than 2018 on Russian routes.
airBaltic will fly from Riga to Yekaterinburg two times weekly. Passengers will board the Airbus A220-300 aircraft for a flight that will last approximately three hours and five minutes.