Riga, Latvia June 14, 2022 – Latvian airline airBaltic announces that starting in late October it will launch new flights from Riga to Marrakesh in Morocco. Marrakesh is the most popular city for international travellers in Morocco. It is a great gateway to the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Deserts and offers plenty of places of interest.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are excited to announce our first-ever scheduled route to Africa. As the leading airline in the Baltics, we continue to build our network, adding more exciting leisure destinations also for the winter season.”
Flights between Riga and Marrakesh in Morocco will be operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Flights to Marrakesh are scheduled to take 5 hours and 30 minutes.
airBaltic continues to offer the best connectivity to and from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius as well as Tampere, connecting them with leading European business centres and transit hubs. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets is available on the company’s homepage at www.airbaltic.com.
|Destination served||Flight frequency||Start date||Price *,
|Riga–Marrakesh||2 flights weekly||October 31, 2022||149 EUR||199 EUR||549 EUR|
*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com subject to availability
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 responsible for more than 2.5% of the Latvian GDP. airBaltic operates 36 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 Airlineratings.com.
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%.
The 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: https://blog.airbaltic.com/airbaltic-an-asset-for-the-national-economy-of-latvia/.
For further information, please contact:
SVP Corporate Communications
A/S Air Baltic Corporation