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airBaltic Number of Passengers Increases by 20%
Source: airBaltic


In May 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 316 915 passengers or 20% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the first five months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 193 243 passengers.


In May the airline operated 4 532 flights, which is a 14% increase compared to the same period of 2016. During the first five months of 2017 the airline has operated a total of 18 735 flights.


The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at a level of 75% in May, 2017. During the first five months of 2017, airBaltic load factor was at a level of 71%.


The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic reached a level of 89,6% in May, 2017. This means that more than 89 of every 100 airBaltic flights in May departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.


This summer, airBaltic adds 13 new routes to its network, including destinations like Madrid, Geneva, Aberdeen, Tampere, Stavanger, Gothenburg, Kazan, Catania and Liepaja.






Number of passengers

316 915

264 926


Number of flights

4 532

3 988


Load Factor



+1 percentage points

15-minute flight punctuality indicator



-0,4 percentage points




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