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airBaltic flights get underway from Manchester

Airbus A220-300 in Air Baltic livery (Image: UK Aviation Media)

Airbus A220-300 in Air Baltic livery (Image: UK Aviation Media)

Latvian carrier airBaltic has launched its twice-weekly flights from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) to Riga (RIX/EVRA) yesterday.

The route, which is operated by an Airbus A220-300, operates on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic said: “Riga is a dynamic city and the key business centre of the Baltic states and has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers. It is also a very convenient transfer point with excellent connections within our wide route network. Our expanding 2021 route map reflects the demand we see for destinations after the reopening of more countries for travellers.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport added: “It is great to see airBaltic commence flights to Riga from Manchester Airport. As and when travel restrictions continue to ease, the route will offer great access to Eastern Europe and beyond for both leisure and business travellers alike. We look forward to working closely with the team at airBaltic as they grow and develop from Manchester Airport.”

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