The number of passengers carried by airBaltic this year reaches 1 million


The Latvian airline airBaltic carried 249,995 passengers in June 2008, or 26% more than in the same month in 2007, when airBaltic transported 198,040 passengers.

During the first six months of 2008, airBaltic transported a total of 1,118,917 passengers, or 29% more than during the same period in 2007, when the total number of passengers was 866,375.

In June, airBaltic operated 4,376 flights, or 28% more than the 3,409 flights of June 2007. Between January and the end of June, the airline increased its number of flights by 33% over the same period in 2007 - up to 22,061 flights in all.

Cabin factor in June 2008 was at a level of 64%. During the first six months of 2008 airline’s cabin factor was at a level of 58%.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 75.26% in June 2008. This means that more than 75 of every 100 airBaltic flights in June 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 six aircraft: ten Boeing 737 – 500, six Boeing 737-300, two 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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