Saturday, 18 May 2019

Air Baltic extends new Riga-Dublin route year round

                                               
Image courtesy of Latvia Embassy Ireland Facebook page 
Air Baltic whom re-launched its Riga to Dublin route (BTI661/662) four times weekly (Mondays,Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) with effect from 31 March using Airbus A220-300 aircraft announced 15th May that due high demand and positive feedback its extending the service year-round.

The inaugural Riga to Dublin on 31st March was operated by YL-CSL Airbus A220-300 in Latvia's 100th anniversary Livery.

Air Baltic previously service the Riga to Dublin market between 2004 and 2011 and in 2012 using a mix of Boeing 737-300 & 500 and occasional Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic “Taking into consideration the high demand and positive feedback about the launch of the Riga–Dublin route for the summer season 2019, we are delighted to announce that Dublin will also complement our winter route map. Now our passengers will be able to travel between the both cities year-round for very attractive prices in the economy or our full-service business class on the new and comfortable Airbus A220-300 aircraft.”

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from its Riga hub offering convenient connections to its network spanning Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.

The Latvian Embassy Dublin held a collaboration workshop on 2nd May to celebrate the launch of Air Baltic's Riga to Dublin route and to promote tourism in Latvia.

The Latvian Embassy in Ireland took part in the cultural day on 6th May with a information stand, which presented the opening of Air Baltic direct flight Riga - Dublin and the wide range of tourism opportunities in Latvia.

The carrier operated three former Aer Lingus Boeing 737-548 aircraft YL-BBF MSN 2488 ex EI-CDA, YL-BBG MSN 24919 ex EI-CDB, YL-BBH MSN 24968 ex EI-CDC.

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Aer Lingus expands wet-leased RJ85 operation with CityJet to Birmingham

                                               
EI-RJD RJ85 Aer Lingus 
Aer Lingus has expanded its wet-leased RJ85 operation with CityJet to operate a weekly Dublin-Birmingham return service on Saturdays EIN272/273 and Sundays EIN276/277. The RJ85 service will operate from 4th May to 28th September.

Aer Lingus its utilizing the RJ85 capacity when London City is closed between 1300 hours on Saturday till 1230 on Sundays to minimise noise impact on local residents.

The RJ85 will free up Aer Lingus Airbus A320 aircraft to be re-deployed on longer leisure route.

CityJet provides two Avro RJ85 aircraft (EI-RJD MSN 2334 & EI-RJI MSN 2346) , crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) to Aer Lingus for the purpose of operating the Dublin-London City route.

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