airBaltic Celebrates 15 Years of Uninterrupted Operations in Turku, Finland

Today, airBaltic celebrates 15 years of uninterrupted operations in Turku, Finland, marking a significant milestone for the airline. Since its inaugural flight on July 9, 2009, airBaltic has maintained daily flights between Turku and the Latvian capital, Riga, ensuring smooth connectivity for passengers to its extensive network and beyond. This achievement highlights the airline’s commitment to providing seamless travel experiences for passengers, facilitated by its 24 codeshare partners.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic, expressed his delight at this milestone, emphasizing Finland’s importance as a home market for the airline. He noted the consistent passenger growth on the Turku route and highlighted airBaltic’s dedication to offering customers a wide range of travel options with convenient one-stop connections through its home base in Riga. Gauss extended his gratitude to Turku Airport and Finavia for their strong cooperation throughout these years.

Petri Vuori, Finavia’s SVP for Sales & Route Development, echoed the sentiments, congratulating airBaltic on this significant achievement. He underscored the importance of the Riga route for Turku Airport and the area’s connectivity to Europe as a whole, acknowledging the fruitful collaboration with airBaltic over the years.

airBaltic’s impact on the Turku route is evident in the impressive figures. Since its inception, the airline has served nearly 400,000 passengers and completed over 8,000 flights between Turku and Riga. Beyond its operations in Turku, airBaltic offers direct flights from Tampere, Finland to eight destinations across Europe, demonstrating its commitment to expanding its presence in the Finnish market.

In 2024, airBaltic further strengthened its Finnish network by introducing a new direct route from Tampere to Palma de Mallorca, enhancing connectivity for travelers from Helsinki, Tampere, and Turku to the world via its hub in Riga.

airBaltic provides both Economy Class and Business Class options on all flights. Business Class passengers enjoy a range of exclusive benefits, including priority check-in and boarding, front-of-cabin seating with an adjacent free seat for privacy, a three-course gourmet meal, unlimited beverages, and expedited disembarkation upon arrival.

With a network spanning more than 130 routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Tampere, and seasonally from Gran Canaria, airBaltic offers comprehensive connections throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region. The airline’s dedication to providing seamless and comfortable travel experiences continues to make it a preferred choice for passengers seeking reliable and convenient flight options.

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