airBaltic to Return with Ukrainian Refugees from Chisinau on Presidential Flight

airBaltic to Return with Ukrainian Refugees from Chisinau on Presidential Flight

Riga – 06.04.2022 – Latvian airline airBaltic announces that to support the President of the Republic of Latvia Egils Levits’ visit to Moldova and deliver humanitarian relief cargo to the Ukrainian refugee center in Chisinau, the airline will perform a special flight to and from Chisinau, Moldova on April 7, 2022. On the return flight from Moldova to Riga airBaltic will carry Ukrainian refugees together with the delegation of the President of Latvia.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Many Ukrainian refugees are seeking a safe place to stay until they can return to their home country. airBaltic can only do a small part in this tragic crisis by supporting with the travel to Latvia. Our hearts and thoughts are with the brave Ukrainian nation.”

As many Ukrainians have an urgent need to travel, airBaltic provides special customer support also for those Ukrainian passengers who travel from European airports to Latvia. The company operates a dedicated customer support line in Ukrainian – call +380 893 202414.

airBaltic in brief:

airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. Over the last 25 years airBaltic has developed as a strong, profitable and internationally respected airline. airBaltic is by far the best known international brand of Latvia and is responsible for more than 2.5% of the Latvian GDP. airBaltic operates 33 Airbus A220-300 aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence and innovative services. Skytrax has awarded Latvian airline airBaltic a five–star COVID-19 safety rating.

In addition, airBaltic is one of the Top twenty airlines for COVID-19 compliance by the safety, product, and COVID-19 rating agency In 2018 and 2019 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. In addition, in 2019 airBaltic received Sector Leadership Award by Airline Business. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 97.03% of the stock, while the rest of the shareholders hold 2.97%.

Aviation industry indirectly provides close to 30 000 jobs in Latvia, while millions of people transfer through Riga, yet many more arrive to Latvia. Each year foreign tourists spend more than EUR 750 million in Latvia. Find out more:

For further information, please contact:

Alise Bethere

SVP Corporate Communications

A/S Air Baltic Corporation