airBaltic in May carried 24% more passengers than last year


During the first five months of 2008, airBaltic transported a total of 868,922 passengers, or 30% more than during the same period in 2007, when the total number of passengers was 668,335.

In May, airBaltic operated 4,139 flights, or 24% more than the 3,342 flight of May 2007. Between January and the end of May, the airline increased its number of flights by 34% over the same period in 2007 - up to 17,685 flights in all.

Cabin factor in May 2008 was at a level of 62% – 1% points more than in May 2007. During the first five months of 2008 airline’s cabin factor was at a level of 56%.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 84.6% in May 2008. This means that almost 85 of every 100 airBaltic flights in May departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

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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