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.
The airline 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 colors.
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
Air Baltic pilot
Air Baltic pilot salaries vary greatly from the first year as a first officer to the 10th year as a pilot.
Latvia is a nice place to live. People are generally nice and welcoming to foreigners and the rent is a lot cheaper than the rest of Europe.
Most pilots live in the Riga center, with many living in Panorama Plaza.
This high rise development is within ten minutes of the airport by bus and usually has lots of apartments for rent.
The aircrafts are well maintained and the destinations are interesting.
Financially the company is sound and the outlook is positive so why not give it a shot?