airBaltic has announced its 2021 summer schedule, showing 82 routes available, including flights to new destinations, the company said.
As part of its growth, airBaltic has added 15 seasonal routes for next year. These were the services it says were postponed due to the pandemic.
Included in the route network, airBaltic has five new routes in 2021 to:
Yekaterinburg, Russia from March 31st;
Stavanger, Norway from April 27th;
Yerevan, Armenia from May 2nd;
Trondheim, Norway from June 1st;
Manchester, UK from June 2nd.
In addition to these new routes, the airline will also increase frequency on existing services, offering customers more choice and flexibility. In total, airBaltic expects that it will provide around a 21% increase next year on its summer service compared to 2020.
Despite the difficulties that have come with the coronavirus, airBaltic plans to continue adding to its schedule so that by the end of next month, it will have 69 routes to offer. Services it will announce in the coming weeks include flights between Riga and Warsaw, Budapest and Madrid.
On July 4th, the airline received an EUR 250m (USD 281m) bailout after the EU commission approved it.
The airline recently rebranded as an Airbus A220-only airline. With a single-type fleet, airBaltic will save on costs from training but has also upped its capacity, moving away from less efficient models like the Boeing 737-300.