airBaltic expands

Latvian Avro RJ operator airBaltic is expanding rapidly, with seven new routes being added during August and September, adding to the nine new routes the airline has already introduced since the start of the year. The expansion is made possible by the addition of several Boeing 737s to the fleet. However, […]

airBaltic expands Avro RJ routes

Latvian national airline airBaltic is planning to serve Brussels from Riga with its Avro RJ70s beginning on 1 September. Initially, the service will be flown three times a week, but it could become daily if successful. airBaltic operates three Avro RJ70s. A plan to replace them with Boeing 737s was announced […]

airBaltic to replace Avro RJ fleet

Latvian national airline airBaltic is taking advantage of low lease rates in the current depressed market to replace its three Avro RJ70s and four Fokker 50s with Boeing 737s. The 120-seat 737s will provide substantially more capacity than the 76-seat RJ70s. The first 737 will arrive next month, and be […]

airBaltic Avro RJ70 returns home

airBaltic‘s Avro RJ70 YL-BAK (msn E1223) has returned from her lease to Druk Air and is now flying airBaltic services from Riga. This is a much-travelled RJ70. Originally built for US airline Business Express, she was acquired by airBaltic in 1996. The then young airline did not have enough work […]

airBaltic Avro RJ70 YL-BAK

Druk Air leases airBaltic Avro RJ70

airBaltic‘s Avro RJ70 YL-BAK (msn E1223) began a 6-month wet-lease to Druk Air on 28 April, covering for the absence of the airline’s own BAe 146-100 A5-RGE (msn E1199), who has been ferried to Bournemouth for maintenance by F.R. Aviation. YL-BAK had returned to airBaltic in October 2001, at the end of […]