airBaltic to launch two new routes from Finland

7 October 2009

On November 12, the Latvian airline airBaltic will launch two new routes from Lappeenranta, Finland, to the Estonian capital of Tallinn and to the Latvian capital of Riga, offering convenient connections to destinations in Western Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Mediterranean region.

airBaltic will offer flights between Lappeenranta and Tallinn four times a week. The flights will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft and will last 50 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at EUR 35/EEK 553, including airport and transaction fees.

The Lappeenranta-Riga route will have flights four times a week. The flights will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft and will last 2 hours 15 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at EUR 37/ LVL 26, including airport and transaction fees. In the winter season, airBaltic will operate the new routes with aircraft flying Riga-Tallinn-Lappeenranta, and vice versa. The route schedules are available on the company’s homepage at

airBaltic Chief Commercial Officer Tero Taskila: “We are delighted that airBaltic will write history as the first airline to link Lappeenranta with Estonia and Latvia. airBaltic is rapidly expanding in Finland and we naturally want to offer extra convenience for our customers in Lappeenranta by opening these new routes. It means that people from Southeastern Finland can travel to Latvia and Estonia, or via the Riga airport to destinations such as Barcelona, Berlin, Zurich, Venice, Vienna, Moscow, Kaliningrad. Lappeenranta is a beautiful destination and the new airBaltic flight will attract more foreign travellers from Western Europe, Scandinavia, Mediterranean region and CIS.”

Tom Hultin, President and CEO of Lappeenranta City Holding Company, co-ordinators of Lappeenranta business policy, marketing and international cooperation said “Today Lappeenranta is the most important meeting point of the EU and Russia and the closest European City to St. Petersburg. Lappeenranta offers an excellent operating environment for developing the European–Russian tourism.”

The new Lappeenranta –Riga route offers very convenient transit connections via Riga, to and from final destinations in Western Europe, the CIS, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean region. airBaltic serves 60 destinations - Aalesund, Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Baku, Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Brussels, Chisinau, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Dushanbe, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kaliningrad, Kaunas, Kiev, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, London, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Odessa, Oslo, Oulu, Palanga, Paris, Pskov, Riga, Rome, Simferopol, St. Petersburg, Stavanger, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tampere, Tartu, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tromso, Turku, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yerevan, Zurich.

Lappeenranta is located in the heart of South-East Finland, on the border between EU and Russia. Lappeenranta is one of the most popular summer cities in Finland and the second most popular site for foreign visitors. Lappeenranta – a vibrant international university city, surrounded by stunning nature and Europe’s fourth largest lake Saimaa with its historical fortress and linden trees, is the summer paradise for local residents, welcoming guests and travellers from all over the world.

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