Latvian people are proud of their famous chocolates, cultural heritage and accessories. The green country has a well developed communication and transport system, wherein they stand out with their high quality services worldwide and all of these are at reasonable prices. Join me as we check out the national airline of Latvia: AirBaltic.
The Beginning of AirBaltic
The joint venture of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and the Latvian state established commenced airBaltic on the 28th of August 1995, though it started operations in October with their first aircraft (Saab 340). The first Boeing for their fleet size joined in 2003 and this added five more destinations to the airline’s services.
The flag carrier of Latvia is headquartered at Riga International Airport with 24 aircrafts consisting of 12 Boeing 737 and 12 DHC-8 Dash 8. The Latvian low cost airline caters 60 destinations internationally led by their current Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Martin Gauss, who was a pilot of British Airways and his priorities now are restructuring and turnaround management of airBaltic.
Latvian On Board Services
Economy Class – customers under this class are not left out for they can also have the freedom of seat selection. To keep them entertained, portable media player are offered while being served with snacks, meals and drinks.
Business Class – customers under this class can enjoy fully flexible tickets with priority check-in, lounge access and security control. Passengers are located at the front arrangement of aircraft. Customers are also free to select from the gourmet of international cuisines with wines and/or juices.
PC and Mobile Version
The shocking contrast of yellow or green as theme color of AirBaltic is really puzzling me, maybe it’s related to being a green country. This was a nice way to get the attention of travelers and including me. Even if the words are too small on their official website, I personally love how it is organized. Like other airlines, AirBaltic’s page lets customers book flights, hotel reservations, car rentals, manage bookings, check flight status, check-in online and cargo services.
The sub-features of the site also give customers information about AirBaltic services and policies. These features can be accessed on their travel app downloadable in the App Store and Google Play store. However the mobile app wasn’t updated for a year but still reliable in mobile boarding passes.
AirBaltic Reviews of Passengers
The Latvian low cost airline receives fair AirBaltic reviews from passengers, few are really talking highly about AirBaltic but this few don’t make them down or cease operations. Majority of the recent AirBaltic Reviews are mostly positive. Especially mentioning the cleanliness of the cabin, well mannered flight attendants and reliable online booking.
One reviewer said on the 12th of November 2015 “Flight arrived 15 minutes early. The cabin service was very good and slick, bordering on excellent. We were kept informed from the cockpit of the flights progress. On arrival we parked on a stand away from the terminal and the buses to take to the terminal were at the bottom of the steps as the doors opened – unlike Luton where you have to wait up to 30 minutes. The pre ordered meal was tasty and edible. The aircraft was clean and tidy, with no rubbish to be seen,” through this he gave the airline a 8 out of 10 rating.
- Website URL: www.airbaltic.com
- Contact number: +371 6 700 600 6
- Contact Email: email@example.com
- Fax Number: +371 7 207 369
- Head Office Address: Riga International Airport, Marupe Municipality, Riga LV-1053, Latvia
In the End
According to several AirBaltic reviews, the airline is outstanding with its unique and more-than-enough services. Even its considered as a low budget air service, this doesn’t show on board. The Latvian was successful in creating a discreet masterpiece. I would personally love to try flying with AirBaltic? Feel free to leave a comment below.