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airBaltic offers new service – Heavy cabin baggage

Also airBaltic announces direct flights from Tallinn to Salzburg.

RIGA – Latvian airline airBaltic is further improving the flying experience of its passengers by offering new, convenient service. Now airBaltic passengers can purchase additional weight of four kilograms for their free cabin baggage allowance. By using the service, the total cabin bag allowance can reach a total weight of up to 12 kilograms.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Extra cabin baggage weight is an innovative product that isn’t offered among most other airlines. We constantly monitor passenger travel habits, which have clearly shown there is a demand for such a service. It addresses those passengers, who need more than eight kilograms, but are reluctant to purchase checked baggage.”

To evaluate the new service, for data collection purposes airBaltic also weighed cabin baggage of over 2000 of its passengers. On select routes the proportion of overweight cabin baggage reached 15%, clearly showing that a proportion of passengers require additional weight.

All Economy class passengers of airBaltic will still be allowed to carry on board one cabin bag (55x40x23 cm) and one personal item (30x40x10 cm) with a total weight of eight kilograms free or charge. In case a passenger purchases extra cabin baggage weight, the cabin bag still may not exceed 55x40x23 cm dimensions. The service is available only on flights operated by airBaltic. It is possible to purchase the service on company’s website up until an hour before the departure as well as by contacting our call centre or travel agencies. At the airport, the passenger must be able to provide a booking confirmation or invoice if requested by the gate agent.

airBaltic Announces Direct Flights from Tallinn to Salzburg 
airBaltic continues its expansion at Tallinn Airport and has announced its 13th destination from the Estonian capital to Salzburg, Austria. Winter seasonal flights between the two cities will commence on December 21, 2019.

Martin Gauss said: “For years Salzburg has been among the most popular skiing destinations for Baltic travellers. As we introduce direct flights from Tallinn to Salzburg, we are strengthening our commitment to the local market and our positions as the market leader in Estonia. We are glad to see that we are now the number one choice among Estonian passengers.”

Flights between Tallinn and Salzburg will be performed once weekly. Passengers will board an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

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