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Latvian airline Air Baltic to open a base in Gran Canaria to operate 10 new routes

Air Baltic will open a base on this island this winter, from which it will operate ten new routes with Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, with 17 weekly flights.

The Latvian airline Air Baltic, which began flying to Gran Canaria in November 2022, will open a base on this island this winter, from which it will operate, with two Airbius A220-300 aircraft, ten new routes with Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, with 17 weekly flights.


This was announced on Wednesday in a statement by the Tourism Department of The Island Council of Gran Canaria, which has celebrated that, compared to the two weekly flights that this airline operated last year with this island destination, from this winter there will be 17 flights a week, being the island the first base of the Latvian airline outside its main area of operations.

He also highlighted that the route to Riga, the capital of Latvia, will increase from two flights a week to three, which will bring the number of new weekly flights to the island to 17 for next winter, as it will start operating at the end of October and will be marketed from 21 June.

“We are very happy. This is great news for our destination. This is one of the most important operations in recent times, with a commitment on the part of an operator in constant growth that is settling on our island and comes at a key moment in which the northern European market, one of the most important for Gran Canaria tourism, had suffered as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” said the councillor for the area, Carlos Álamo.

In his opinion, this move “confirms the enormous interest of the Nordic and Baltic countries’ clients in this destination and ensures a greater presence of tourists from northern Europe in the coming winter season”.

This reinforcement of connectivity with the Northern European market will include several promotional initiatives in Latvia and the Baltic area, the Minister announced.

Latvia has two million inhabitants and Riga airport operates as an international platform for customers from the Nordic countries, as well as with Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.


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