October 14, 2021 – Riga. The most popular airBaltic destinations for the upcoming winter season are Dubai, Tenerife and Lisbon. Overall, Paris and Berlin remain among the most popular year-round destinations of the company.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Today travelling in Europe is once again possible, and a growing number of passengers are already planning their trips up to two months in advance and more. While offering safe flying experience, we hope to see the trend of high passenger demand continuing into the coming winter season.”
In addition, an increasing number of passengers have made reservations for winter skiing trips. Top skiing destinations include Munich, Milan or Geneva among others.
Currently airBaltic offers more than 70 direct destinations from Riga. airBaltic launched direct flights between Riga and sunny Tenerife (Spain) on September 4 and to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) on September 27.
Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it will introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for its entire staff as of November 15, 2021. As vaccination rates grow across the world, the airline sees that as the fastest way out of the pandemic.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We will go for 100% mandatory vaccination of all our staff by November 15. We are proud that already 87% of our employees are vaccinated or immune against Covid-19. airBaltic has a 5-star Covid-19 safety rating, and we aim to continue to provide the safest flying experience not only for our passengers but also for our employees.”
This decision will also ensure undisrupted operations as an increasing number of countries require proof of vaccination for air crews. As of November 15, if the employee is unable to present the relevant Covid-19 or recovery certificate, the staff member will be suspended from work without pay.
Overall, airBaltic currently employs 1 366 people, including 200 pilots and 342 cabin crew. airBaltic was among the first companies in Latvia to implement state-provided Covid-19 vaccination at the workplace.
Health and safety:
The safety and health of our passengers is airBaltic’s top priority. airBaltic has introduced strong health measures and the flight operations follow the recommendations issued by authorities. To read more about the airBaltic health measures, please visit airBaltic website: https://www.airbaltic.com/en/health-measures.
airBaltic asks its passengers to strictly follow all of the rules and regulations issued by the relevant authorities. Passengers are strongly suggested to check the travel regulations and airport restrictions on the official websites or with local embassies before travelling. Regulations are changing rapidly and vary per country, therefore passengers are asked to always make sure they have the latest information to have a smooth journey.
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