AirBaltic Launches Nonstop Flights From Riga To Turku


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Ozgur Tore
Wednesday, 08 July 2009

On Thursday, 9 July 2009, Latvian airline airBaltic will launch nonstop
flights from Riga to Turku, city of Finland, which is situated in
the southwest of the country at the estuary of the Aura River to the
Baltic Sea. airBaltic will fly to Turku four times a week: on Mondays,
Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Passengers will board a Fokker 50
airplane for a flight that will last for 1 hour and 20 minutes. One-way
ticket prices will start at LVL 26 (EUR 37), including airport taxes
and transaction fees. Schedule of flights is available on company’s

Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic, Tero Taskila: "Turku is the
fifth destination city of airBaltic in Finland and thus strengthens
the network of our Scandinavian routes. The new route is particularly
useful for those passengers of our airline who wish to travel more
often via Riga to Milan, Berlin, Paris, Venice, Minsk, Moscow, and
other. The improved network of destinations of airBaltic, attractive
prices, constantly improved customer service and products on board
all are directed to make our passengers feel comfortable."

New Flights (from Riga) Days of operation Start date Price
(incl. taxes, fees, charges)*

Turku (Finland) 1,4,5,7 (from Riga) 1,2,5,6 (fromTurku) July 9 LVL 26,
EUR 37

* The lowest available fare at

Turku is the historical centre of Finland as it was the capital of the
country during the period from 1809 till 1812. The city is one of the
most important Finnish ports and is called "the Finnish gate to the
West". The main attraction of the city is its magnificent fortress,
which provides comprehensive view in the history of Finland. The Aura
River flows through Turku and seats a medieval palace and a cathedral
on its banks. Turku is also the official Christmas city of Finland and
there is the land of the hero of Tove Jansson books – troll Moomin,
only 15 kilometres away from Turku on Kailo island.

airBaltic has already supplemented its route map with 10 cities in the
summer 2009: Palanga, Kaunas (both Lithuania), Tartu (Estonia), Turku
(Finland), Linkoping (Sweden), Tromso (Norway), Dushanbe (Tajikistan),
Geneva (Switzerland), Warsaw (Poland) and Pskov (Russia).

The new route offers very convenient transit connections through
Riga, to and from final destinations in Western Europe, the CIS,
Scandinavia and the Mediterranean region. In the summer of 2009,
airBaltic is offering more than 50 nonstop routes to Aalesund,
Almaty, Athens, Amsterdam, Baku, Barcelona, Bergen, Berlin, Billund,
Brussels, Zurich, Dublin, Dushanbe, Dusseldorf, Yerevan, Gothenburg,
Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Kaliningrad, Kaunas, Kiev, Copenhagen,
Kishinev, Kuopio, London, Linkoping, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich,
Nice, Odessa, Oslo, Oulu, Palanga, Paris, Pskov, Rome, St.Petersburg,
Simferopol, Istanbul, Stavanger, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tartu, Tashkent,
Tampere, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tromso, Turku, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius,
Warsaw and Geneva.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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