Air Baltic voted one of the world’s best budget airlines
Air Baltic has been named the world’s second-best low-cost airline for its on-time performance.
With 87.70 percent of flights departing on time, the Latvian airline ranked second only behind Iberia Express.
Using data from 2016, the annual report was published by aviation insights company FlightStats.com.
Air Baltic safety record
Founded in 1995, Air Baltic has never had any fatal accidents and has a perfect 7/7 safety rating by aviation analysis portal AirlineRatings.com.
The rating system was based on fatality records, operational history and audits from aviation’s governing bodies such as the FAA and ICAO, as well as government audits.
Unlike a number of other low-cost carriers, Air Baltic passed those tests with flying colours.
Air Baltic routes
The Riga-based airline connects the Baltic region with 59 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS.
The 59 destinations are:
Austria: Salzburg, Vienna
Croatia: Dubrovnik, Rijeka
Czech Republic: Prague
Denmark: Billund, Copenhagen
Finland: Helsinki, Tampere, Turku
France: Nice, Paris
Germany: Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
Greece: Athens, Rhodes, Thessaloniki
Israel: Tel Aviv
Italy: Catania, Milan, Olbia, Rome, Venice, Verona
Lithuania: Palanga, Vilnius
Norway: Oslo, Stavanger
Russia: Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg
Spain: Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca
Sweden: Gothenburg, Stockholm
Switzerland: Geneva, Zurich
Ukraine: Kiev, Odessa
United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi