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airBaltic to launch direct flights from Riga to Linkoping

5th May 2009 Print
The Latvian airline airBaltic is now operating direct flights between Riga and the Swedish city of Linkoping, offering convenient connections via the Latvian capital to/from Western Europe, CIS countries and the Mediterranean region.

airBaltic will operate four direct flights a week between the two cities – on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings to Linkoping (and Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Monday mornings to Riga). Passengers will fly aboard a Boeing 737 airplane, and the flight will take 1 hour and 10 minutes. One-way ticket prices begin at LVL 49/EUR 70 including airport and transaction fees. The full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found online at

The new flight offers excellent transit connections via Riga to and from 50 destinations in Western Europe, CIS countries, and Mediterranean region. From Riga in summer 2009 airBaltic offers direct flights to Aalesund, Almaty, Athens, Amsterdam, Baku, Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Brussels, Copenhagen, Chisinau, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Dushanbe, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kaliningrad, Kiev, Kuopio, London, Linkoping, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Odessa, Oslo, Oulu, Palanga, Paris, Rome, Simferopol, Stavanger, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tashkent, Tampere, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tromso, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Zurich and Yerevan.

Linkoping is the fifth largest city in Sweden and it features the country’s third largest cultural and sports arena, as well as Sweden’s second largest High-tech park. Linkoping is also the centre of the Swedish aviation industry, because SAAB has had an aircraft factory in Linkoping ever since its establishment in 1937.