airBaltic's Airbus A220-300 during take off from RWY 25 in Rome Fiumicino Intl' Airport (FCO). Photo: Andrea Ongaro

LONDON – airBaltic (BT) carried 1,340,000 passengers in 2020 or 73% less than the year before. In 2020, the airline performed 22,300 flights from all three Baltic states.

airBaltic Airbus A220-300. Photo: Daniel Sanders.

Passengers Traffic Data

Number of passengers1 340 9005 049 317-73%
Number of flights2230062748-64%
15-minute flight punctuality indicator95%86%+9%-points
December, 2020December, 2019Change
Number of passengers54200357723-85%
Number of flights11004786-77%
15-minute flight punctuality indicator96%89%+7%-points
airBaltic Airbus A220-300. Photo: Anna Zvereva.

Statement from airBaltic

Martin Gauss, CEO of BT, said, “2020 will go in history as the toughest year commercial aviation has yet seen. For most of the year, we were able to maintain essential connectivity for Riga and the Baltics.”

“However, a significant part of the GDP drop in the region can be attributed to the fact that we are limited to fly. It is crucial for the future development of the Baltic region that BT returns to its growth path following the successful control of the pandemic.”

Gauss also said, “During the year 2020 we have certainly experienced our most difficult challenges but together with tremendous efforts and hard work we have ensured that BT remains and continues its operation.”

“We have given a clear commitment to grow back above old levels. Our vision sees BT becoming a sustainable carrier in the EU aviation market, while maintaining a continuous growth path and innovative improvement of passenger experience.”

Featured image: airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 during take off from RWY 25 in Rome Fiumicino Intl’ Airport (FCO). Photo: Andrea Ongaro