RIGA - The Latvian airline airBaltic on April 16, launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Khrabrovo Airport in Kaliningrad. The new route will offer convenient connections between the two cities.
Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “One by one we are launching new destinations from our summer route map. Now travellers from Kaliningrad and Riga have excellent connections between the cities in summer season. Kaliningrad is all about peculiar nature and the mix of Prussian and Russian history with beautiful parks, a river and a wonderful coastline.”
“In addition, this summer Kaliningrad will be one of the host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup and the new connection via Riga will offer convenient flight options for those who are planning to attend the championship,” Gauss added.
Starting April 16, 2018, airBaltic flies between Riga and Kaliningrad six times a week on a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, and the flight is scheduled to last 55 minutes.
airBaltic Pilot Academy’s First Students Start Studies
airBaltic also began study process for the first group of students of airline’s newly established Pilot Academy at airBalticTraining. The first group of 12 students will become airBaltic pilots upon completion of the full-time programme in about two years from now.
Martin Gauss said: “It is a historic day not only for the students but also for airBaltic. Launching our own Pilot Academy has been a major step in securing that more Baltic pilots will join our airline in the future.” Pauls Calitis, airBaltic SVP Flight Operations said: “We are the first to receive certification for the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot course in Latvia. New training aircraft are ordered and studies have begun. Going forward, we will continue to deliver the most modern and professional education to our students. airBalticTraining Pilot Academy is the only programme to offer high calibre pilot training, which will lead to employment as an airBaltic pilot. We are proud to create this unique opportunity for Latvians and our Baltic neighbours.”