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airBaltic celebrates 15 years in Palanga


Since the airline’s first flight on this route on April 1, 2009, airBaltic has carried more than 545 thousand passengers and performed over 11 thousand flights between both cities.

PALANGA – The Latvian national airline airBaltic celebrates a remarkable milestone – 15 consecutive years in Palanga. Over the years, the airline has connected Lithuania’s seaside to the Latvian capital with daily service. It provides passengers with seamless connections through its home base in Riga to the airBaltic’s extensive network and the rest of the world, with its more than 20 codeshare partners.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “Lithuania is one of our home markets, and we are dedicated to improving connectivity from there. Over the years, we have observed passenger growth on this route and are pleased to offer our customers a wide range of travel options with a one-stop connection through airBaltic’s home base. Our recent announcement of starting direct service from Palanga to Amsterdam in May, demonstrates our commitment to increasing our market share in Lithuania.”

“We are grateful to our partners, Lithuanian Airports, for their cooperation throughout these years and looking forward continuing our collaboration in the future,” Gauss added.

Simonas Bartkus, CEO of Lithuanian Airports, said: “We are delighted with our long-term and growing partnership with airBaltic. The company’s 15 years of operations in Palanga have significantly contributed to improving the accessibility of Western Lithuania. The growing cooperation between Lithuanian Airports and the airline, as well as airBaltic’s expansion plans will open up new opportunities for the development of the region’s business sector. The launch of flights between Palanga and Amsterdam is expected to be a significant development. This will put Western Lithuania on the world map.” 

This year airBaltic plans an expansion in Palanga by launching direct service to Amsterdam. The first flight is scheduled on May 29 and the airline will operate two weekly flights in this route. In 2024, airBaltic will connect Lithuania to 19 destinations and will continue to base two aircraft in Vilnius. On all flights, the airline provides its passengers with two service classes – Economy and Business Class.

airBaltic operates more than 130 routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Tampere, and, seasonally, Gran Canaria, offering connections to a wide range of destinations in the airline’s route network in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets are available on the company’s homepage at

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