airBaltic Launches Direct Flights to Yerevan and Almaty2008-04-17
Bertolt Flick, president and CEO of airBaltic: “airBaltic is working hard to expand its network of flights toward the East. The new routes to Yerevan and Almaty will be just one part of our strategy of being more active in the region. These two cities will be added to our network of routes, which already offers nearly 20 destinations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan.“
airBaltic will fly from Riga to Yerevan three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) and to Almaty – two times a week (Thursdays and Sundays). Prices for one-way tickets will start at LVL 52 and LVL 132 respectively, including airport and transaction fees. The flight to Yerevan will take 3 hours and 50 minutes, while the flight to Almaty will take 5 hours and 35 minutes.
Yerevan, which sits in the Ararat valley, is more than 1,000 years old and has a fascinating and diverse history. Various cultures have crossed paths here, and they have created a particular aura in the city.
Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan and was the country’s capital until 1998. The city’s appearance has been shaped not only by traditions of history and culture, but also by its important role as Kazakhstan’s centre for business, finance and industry.
airBaltic in brief:
AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint-stock company established in 1995. Main shareholders: the state of Latvia 52.6% of stocks, SAS AB – 47.2% of stocks. airBaltic fleet consists of twenty four aircraft: ten Boeing 737 – 500, five Boeing 737-300 one Boeing 757-200 and eight Fokker 50. airBaltic offers direct flights out of two capital cities of the Baltic States - Riga and Vilnius, and offers direct flights between Kaliningrad and Copenhagen, Liepaja and Hamburg, and Liepaja and Copenhagen.
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