Number of airBaltic passengers grows by 31% at its Riga base in July
Latvian airline airBaltic carried overall 296,754 passengers in July 2009 (from Riga and Vilnius), representing 5% more than in the same month in 2008, when airBaltic transported 283,555 passengers. In July of this year, the number of passengers at the base of airBaltic in Riga has increased by 31% compared to the same period last year.
During the seven months of 2009, airBaltic transported a total of 1,501,985 passengers, some 7% more than during the same period in 2008, when the total number of passengers was 1,402,472.
In July, airBaltic operated 4,387 flights, or 5% fewer than the 4,623 flights of July 2008. Between January and the end of July, the airline operated 25,525 flights in all.
Passenger load factor in July 2009 was at a level of 76.51%, or 6.2% points more than in July 2008. During the seven months of 2009 airline’s passenger load factor was at a level of 67%, or 7% points more than during the same period in 2008.
The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 87.9% in July 2009. This means that almost 88 of every 100 airBaltic flights in July departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.